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The Post Where I Get My Pains Off My Chest…

I’ve been avoiding blogging about my ailments, sicknesses and the like, because really it gets a little boring and I don’t like to whinge.

We all have aches, pains, cold, coughs and all that. We take some drugs, and we got over it.

This is usually the case with me. Truth be told, I hardly ever get sick *touches wood quickly* and when I do it usually just last a day or 3 and goes away.

However, the majority of my ailments include some sort of physical injury or pain.

And this is again the case as the ‘Saga of the throbbing swelling foot pain that makes me want go crazy’ continues.

This can be traced back around 4 years ago, and I even blogged about it 3 years ago. It started as a twinge from my toe which would travel down to my arches. I remember a Christmas where I was hobbling around all day because of it.

I thought it was gout back then, but blood tests last year that indicated my Uric Acid levels weren’t elevated, so instead it was presumed I had some sort of “Arthritic Condition” and that was that. I had already been subscribed indomethacin by an ER doctor when I once hobbled into the hospital late one night.

On return with the same ailment I was given a hefty number of repeats and I have been popping the little white pills whenever my foot started to hurt.

Unfortunately it seems that as a lovely side effect to these pills, my eye decides to get extremely bloodshot and irritated for days after. I am not 100% of this link, but thinking back I have had the red and irritated eyes consistently after taking the medication.

So, I took the plunge, stopped taking the pills and went to the doc last Monday.

I had blood sucked and had an x-ray on the foot. The Doc gave me a new prescription. This time for another NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) called Meloxicam. I am on the 5th day of this drug and my foot is as bad as ever. Walking involves a constant stabbing fire of pain through my foot every step I take, and this means putting a lot more pressure on my right leg and knee (remember the knee problems I had earlier this year?). Tops.

The Results?

X-Ray? All Clear.

Blood Tests? Apparently the doctor wants to see me about some of the results, specifically my cholesterol level.



So the tests will show up something else that’s going wrong with me and not help with my fucking throbbing foot.

So, back to the quack on Monday arvo to find out what happens next.

I am partial to a saw.


To Be Continued….