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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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  • v 2WHEELEDSHARON
    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.
    918 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    How kind you are.

    I'm sure your help is much appreciated.


    918 days ago
  • v SWEETNEEY
    Be strong emotionally and be sure to reset yourself emotionally.
    918 days ago
  • v NANCY-
    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.
    918 days ago
  • v LIVINGFREE19
    That is so nice of you to help out a friend with that!

    Big (((HUGS)))
    919 days ago
  • v SIMPLELIFE4REAL
    You were a good friend for your friend today ....(((hugs))))
    919 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    My ex step father had it really bad. Diet is the best way to avoid it.
    919 days ago
  • v NATPLUMMER
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    919 days ago
  • v SEAJESS
    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.
    919 days ago
  • v RACEWELLWON
    Gout is horrific and sad - herbalegacy.com has wonderful suggestions for natural healing solutions - Nice of you to Help - You are an Angel - hugs Karen emoticon
    919 days ago
  • v JUNEAU2010
    I have a coworker who has that and there are a number of foods he does not eat in order to avoid flareups.
    919 days ago
  • v WALLAHALLA
    He is blessed to have a friend like you who cares enough to help!
    919 days ago
  • v WATERONE
    It was great you helped him. Foods high in purines increase uric acid levels and decreasing or avoiding them helps the gout. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/go
    ut-diet/MY01137 gives good advice. There are also several medications that can be prescribed to treat gout. Hope your friend feels better soon.
    919 days ago
  • v MADEIT3
    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.
    919 days ago
  • v THINFITFEMINIST
    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.
    919 days ago
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