Mad musings and documentations of my life. The blog of Andy Triefenbach.
I posted a picture yesterday of a ER/Urgent Care band that was put on me yesterday. Since Sunday, I have had problems walking. My right big toe - more specifically, the ball on my foot below my big toe - was swollen and hurting. I went bowling on Saturday night for a friend’s bachelor party and the shoes felt a little snug. Therefore, I just figured I messed it up bowling. Monday, prior to going to work, it really hurt to walk yet I worked all day. Yesterday, there was no relief so I decided to go to a Urgent Care center to get it looked at.
I was diagnosed with gout. It is a disease that my dad has as well. I wasn’t to happy about getting the news but at least they didn’t have to cut my toe off. Now, I am being medicated on Hydrocodone for the pain and Indomethacin for the gout. Today, I’m back at work and just 5 minutes ago, my walk seems to be getting better. It still hurts, but I hope that this sign means I will be ok soon. Now, I get to play the game on what triggers the gout. I really hope it is not beer or Jameson.