Sunday, November 22, 2015

Laid Up With Crippling Gout Flare Up

I've not posted in a while as I've been suffering with a gout flare up in my feet and knees.

I've been laid up at home for some time and last night a Philadelphia Fire Rescue ambulance rushed me to the Methodist Hospital's Emergency Room in South Philadelphia.

I was treated by Doctor Lopez, an ER doctor who is also a gout sufferer. Dr Lopez, compassionate as well as professional, placed me on new medication and today I'm in much less pain.

Crippled and in great pain, I could not have made back from the hospital without the help of my stepson, my daughter and her boyfriend. I can't thank them enough.

I also can't thank my wife enough. She has cared for me during my gout flare ups over the past five years, as well as when I was crippled with spine and nerve damage some 12 years ago.

I hope to post more in the near future as I recover.  


  1. Yikes! Get well soon, get off the binnacle list, and get back to enjoying life. That's an order, shipmate!

  2. R.T.,

    Thanks shipmate.

    Hope you are feeling better as well.


  3. This kind of gout indicates out an abnormal state of uric corrosive in the body. There are 2 sorts of hyperuricemia-optional and essential hyperuricemia.