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Blog entry by ND2ELK posted 04-02-2009 05:49 PM 2585 reads 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Fellow Lumberjocks

I have been laid up now for two weeks with gout in the left foot. Never had it in my life. I would not wish this on anybody. Well maybe one or two. I have had pain in my life before but never for so long of a period. My wife kids me, that a real man would drag it behind him, NOT! Everytime I lift up my foot or straighten it out when I sit down after standing or walking it takes my breath away. Been seeing the doctor for the past two week and go back tomorrow. My wife always tells me things happen for a reason. This has been a turning point in my life. Stopped eating alot of red meat and went to more fish, chicken and turkey. Stopped drinking pop and started drinking cherry juice, water and tea. Eat a lot of fruit and vegtables. I found out there is more than corn and banans. Started eating a lot less, loosing weight and feel better. Go figure!. I am going to be a lean, mean, sex machine! Like most of the guys my age we were raised on home made breads, fried meat and potatos.

Does anyone have any suggestion on reliefing this pain, grandmas old remedy, medications you have taken? Any information would be greatly appriciated. A prayer for me would be greatly appriciated as well.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 04-02-2009 06:31 PM

I’d like to also wish you a speedy recovery. I’m sure things do happen for a reason and I’m glad you have changed your habits to a more healthy lifestyle. I’ll the bet the doc will sign a nice prescription to help ease the pain.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 04-02-2009 06:39 PM

Pain is not a good thing. I hope that you are feeling better.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 04-02-2009 06:54 PM

Hi Buddy. Yes I do have a suggestion only because my next door neighbor in Florida had the very same thing we put a label on it called gout. His doctor recommended along with the diet change to eat six or eight cherries each day. You can freeze them as well like the grapes I love this way. You don’t need many but in short order this was said to help relieve the discomfort and pain. Let me know if it works for you. Bye and God Bless.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#4 posted 04-02-2009 06:54 PM

We can’t diagnose you over the net but if you have Gout there are a couple of pretty good pills you can take that get the pain and swelling down real fast.
I know it’s murder seeing a Doc over in the states but you need to find out what it is for sure and then get treatment.
Next to kidney stones this “arthritis” is one of the most agravitng pains you can have.

Up here they are not that expensive either.



-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 07:05 PM

My FIL has recently been hobbled by this also. I saw this article a month or two ago…..

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#6 posted 04-02-2009 07:11 PM

There is pretty good spread on Gout listed here
along with some of the traditional medications.
It’s possible that the newer ones are more expensive and I for one hate to be first nowdays. <g>


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 04-02-2009 07:30 PM

Bob #2

Your link is not showing up when I click on it.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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John Gray

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#8 posted 04-02-2009 07:43 PM

Hope you get better!!!!
I’ve had Gout off and on since ‘75 so I’ll give you my 2 cents. The pain is severe don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t I had a doc tell me that he worked in a VA Hospital right after WWII before there were no meds for Gout. He walked by a ward that had nothing in it but Gout patients and they were all screaming, enough about the pain. There are are drugs now to alleviate the pain, INDOMETHICIN in my case is the best if the doc hasn’t given you any ask about, that it really works for me. I have to go now but there in information links below.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#9 posted 04-02-2009 07:48 PM

Tom, I hate to hear things like this. You should be enjoying time in your shop not being laid up like this. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope you get to feeling better soon. Keep us posted on your progress.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 04-02-2009 07:57 PM

I have two friends who have had this and both got relief by drinking cherry juice concentrate. A quart will run you $20 but you just take two ounces a day with some water to dilute it. Hope you get relief soon!!

-- Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else

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Bob #2

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#11 posted 04-02-2009 08:10 PM

Tom I fixed the link on my post above.
Sor some reason you have to Manually add a space after the linked item here.
That is a bit different fromother websites and I sometimes forget.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#12 posted 04-02-2009 08:26 PM

Hey Tom,
Sorry to hear about you being laid up, battling with gout, had an uncle that battled with gout for many years, I remember him praising the medicinal properties of cherries also. wish you a speedy recovery, my prayers are with you and God Bless.
Get Well Soon.

-- Gary, Miltona, MN, Woodwork for your needs....

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#13 posted 04-02-2009 09:27 PM

Sorry to hear about your gout I had it and diet is what will fix it, it did it for me,one of my brother had it too and used “Pectin” Check it out at … …Good luck buddy

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#14 posted 04-02-2009 09:29 PM

Gout is a form of arthritis

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#15 posted 04-02-2009 10:49 PM

The worst meat for gout is wild meat it can stay in your system for years then it you with gout problem

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