Then I went downstairs to the foot doc. We were 45 minutes early, but went on in anyway. This doctor has the receptionist from hell. When personalities were handed out, she was behind a door some place.
So to cut to the chase, when I finally got in, and the assistant finally tamed the reluctant computer, and I got an x-ray, the doctor walked in. She looked at my foot, and immediately announced that I have gout. What did I eat two weeks ago. And the tight shoes were probably the precipitating factor in this situation. According to the sheet she gave me I can eat basically the grass in the yard. I can have lettuce, but very little dressing. Fresh vegetables and fruits. White meat chicken and turkey, Fresh carrot juice, Fresh cherries (?? they aren't cheap in these parts) Vegetable Soup.
But NO mushrooms, asparagus, shrimp, Caviar (darn!), mussels, fried food, organ meats, game meats (?????), That is just a partial list of the no-nos. I am in a world of hurt, both from my foot hurting and the things I CAN have and those I can't.
Thought I would share a picture So here goes: (and it's not just a fat foot!)