Woof, what a horrible couple of days. Saturday night I developed a bad case of gout, which if you’ve ever had it you know is one of the most painful things you could ever endure. Imagine someone taking a red hot poker and twisting it consistently into the base of your big toe, and that describes the pain pretty well. My foot’s basically fine now, but for the last two or three days I was whacked out of my mind on anti-flammatory medicine and Vicodin to deal with the pain. They say the causes of gout are high purines in your diet and in some cases being overweight. They also say lots of alcohol and high fructose corn syrup (the stuff they use in soda instead of sugar) can be a big contributor. If there was any reason to lose weight and change your diet, this it it because IT FUCKING HURTS.
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