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Spent the Day Helping A Friend through A Very Bad Gout Bout

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Yesterday I spent most of the day helping a friend who couldn't even stand up due to gout. These bouts are coming more frequently and it is sad to see someone formerly healthy being unable to function. I'll be doing some research today on possible ways to alleviate. He already takes the cherry supplements that are said to help curb the crystals from forming. It also reminded me how draining it is to be a caregiver.

Wishing all a fun day.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/24/2013 2:05PM

    You're very kind for doing that. I'm not looking forward to the time when gout will debilitate me. It started forming a couple years ago:(
I hope you get to spend today relaxing and being good to yourself.

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WATERMELLEN 11/24/2013 9:56AM

    How kind you are.

I'm sure your help is much appreciated.

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SWEETNEEY 11/24/2013 9:24AM

    Be strong emotionally and be sure to reset yourself emotionally.

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NANCY- 11/24/2013 8:55AM

    You are so sweet to help out a friend, hope you did something just to take care of you.
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Because you deserve it.

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LIVINGFREE19 11/23/2013 7:25PM

    That is so nice of you to help out a friend with that!

Big (((HUGS)))

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/23/2013 5:21PM

    You were a good friend for your friend today ....(((hugs))))

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/23/2013 2:30PM

    My ex step father had it really bad. Diet is the best way to avoid it.

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SEAJESS 11/23/2013 1:20PM

    emoticon OUCH! So painful to have those crystals in the joints! Potentially draining to be a caretaker. Come back to tell us what you did to recharge and renew.

emoticon Take care of you.

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RACEWELLWON 11/23/2013 12:41PM

    Gout is horrific and sad - has wonderful suggestions for natural healing solutions - Nice of you to Help - You are an Angel - hugs Karen emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 11/23/2013 12:06PM

    I have a coworker who has that and there are a number of foods he does not eat in order to avoid flareups.

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WALLAHALLA 11/23/2013 11:11AM

    He is blessed to have a friend like you who cares enough to help!

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WATERONE 11/23/2013 10:56AM

    It was great you helped him. Foods high in purines increase uric acid levels and decreasing or avoiding them helps the gout.
ut-diet/MY01137 gives good advice. There are also several medications that can be prescribed to treat gout. Hope your friend feels better soon.

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MADEIT3 11/23/2013 10:52AM

    Give yourself a pat on the back for helping out a friend. Being a caregiver is exhausting and rewarding at the same time. It takes a special kind of person to commit to a friend!

I'm keeping you - and your friend - in my prayers. I hope a solution is found quickly that will lessen the pain and let him have greater function.

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THINFITFEMINIST 11/23/2013 10:26AM

    My 2 cents worth: It isn't just the adding of something healthy to one's diet, it is eliminating what is bad.

Looking healthy isn't necessarily what is truly going on. Gout doesn't just happen. So, take a very good look on the 'net and truly ascertain what your friend has been doing for a long period of time that has led to this debilitating condition.

OK, that is worth at least 10 cents! LOL

You are right, caring for another is taxing. Make sure you don't spend your time being spent too much.

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