I can only do what I can do

My desks at home and at work are piled high with work.  I have so much to do and my gout is flaring.  I keep trying to tell myself it's okay for me to spend a day curled in a ball doing nothing more than listening to an audio book.  Unfortunately, I don't believe me. … Continue reading I can only do what I can do

Welcome Spring!!

Spring has sprung and look we're covered in snow again.  I'm laughing because this is Wisconsin and I know there are people who are cursing the weather today.  I say - it's March and it's Wisconsin, what do you expect.  It seems ironic that the spring equinox was last week and now we have about … Continue reading Welcome Spring!!

Gout Equals Pain

Monday my new doctor called to tell me my uric acid levels were double what is considered normal.  I could have told him that just from the pain level I've been dealing with.  I went to work late on Monday after taking my drugs - gave them a chance to ease some of the pain. … Continue reading Gout Equals Pain

Down for a Day

At 2:30 Tuesday morning I woke up with pain in my foot.  I knew it was gout pain.  I figured I'll get more sleep and feel better in the morning.  I didn't sleep the rest of the night.  I got up at 7:00 thinking I gotta go to work.  Now if I'm going to work I … Continue reading Down for a Day

Next…

Finished the next Wayfarer novel.  It still needs work since it is just the first draft.  I don't even have a name for it.  I will soon though.  My first test reader finished it last night and she pointed out some flaws.  I will be fixing those as I work through the edits.  I'm sure … Continue reading Next…

What do we really know about gout?

I have gout.  It is painful and difficult when it flares.  I’m stuck unable to walk and do normal activities like drive.Over the weekend I spent time with my brother-in-law who also has gout.  We were talking about what sets off our gout.  He told me turkey sets off his gout.  I was surprised to … Continue reading What do we really know about gout?

No Errands Equals Lots of Writing

Yesterday I spent a good portion of the day working on my story.  The other things on my list did not get done.  I'd be disappointed but I added 10,000 words to my story and got a general list of scenes that will lead to the end of the book (I think). Pain level is … Continue reading No Errands Equals Lots of Writing

Juggling Tasks

Swollen ankle limits the amount of time I can spend at the computer.  This means I have to prioritize everything.  Which projects do I really need to be sitting at my desk for and which ones can I do from the recliner?Friday my ankle had a large red splotch on it and was swollen as … Continue reading Juggling Tasks

Sleeping Late

Yesterday I had a wonderful day with friends over from work to help me celebrate graduating in December and turning 50.  We had good food, good conversation, and a good time all around.I indulged in one very small alcoholic drink.  Normally I don't drink.  I just don't get a lot of enjoyment out of it … Continue reading Sleeping Late