Saturday, December 14, 2013


Stuck in bed today trying to get over a case of gout in my right foot.

The problem surfaced when I was in Queensland last week for a marine biology field course and I had no idea of the underlying cause. The foot swelled and it was difficult to walk.

I went to the doctor on thursday and after a bunch of tests (which included getting a needle stuck into my ankle to extract the fluid for analyses) I was diagnosed with gout.

I am desperately trying to get back to normal – especially as I am due to fly to Central America on Monday.

So far, the drugs are working a treat. I have also been drinking heaps of water to help flush out the toxins and eating cherries (which are suppose to be good).

Fingers crossed.


Anonymous said...

Not drinking enough water in the hot Queensland climate? Keep the water up in Central America. Is it for Christmas?

Adaptive Radiation said...

Maybe...I'm making up for it now though...drinking almost 2 litres an hour since I woke up.

Central America is for work.. doing research on the lake-dwelling fishes. Will be back in mid January but hopefully put up posts (and pics) along the way.

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