I woke up in pain. My back hurt, my eyes were itching and my right big toe was feeling stiff. Curing the first too is easy. Flip the mattress and consider buying a new one. Wash out my eyes and don’t rub them.
But the toe is a different animal. It is hard to walk on it so I have a hitch in my giddy up today. I have no problems with stairs, just walking like a normal bipod.
As I try to walk normally I notice that in favoring the toe, I am twisting my foot. I hope I don’t become a total clutz and turn my ankle. That could send me on a tilt I have experienced before.
Worse part is I have no clue what happened. I joked about it happening once before and said it was gout. Not I am beginning to think it wasn’t that much of a joke. When I think about it, what have I done in the last couple of days? Drank a lot of beer, ate junk food, and haven’t exercised. Basic research tells me that could lead to an attack.
I am happy it is only affecting one toe. I am sad because the big boss is in town this week and it would be frowned upon to suddenly take the days off or work from home.
Amputation is not off the table yet. I am willing to part with Sgt. Hulka if I can resume a somewhat normal walk.*
*I know I cannot walk normally if I would lose my big toe. I just wanted to put the Stripes reference in because i thought it as funny.