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
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!!
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
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
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…
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?
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
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
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
It was good to go back to work. I got caught up on a lot of things. I also couldn't stay the whole day as my foot was too sore. Driving home was an adventure. I did okay so long as I didn't have to brake too much. Hopefully it will be a bit better … Continue reading Empty My Head of Words