I woke up on Monday in severe pain. My ankle was stiff as as a board and I could hardly bend it. I soldiered on to work, marching to the bus stop in the hope it would clear, but I guess I just made it worse. Normally I would suffer the pain until it subdued, but this time is was throbbing and decided I needed to see Doctor Andrew. My ankle was swollen by the time I got there. He thought it was Gout as it came on so quickly and my last test showed high acidity. Because the pain was so bad he has gave me a high dosage of Moxicam and some Dexamethasone. Also a Drs Cert for 2 days. I did a urine test and went back on Wednesday. The test was normal (good I guess), the pain had cleared and he simply told me to throw away the remaining drugs. Thats it!?
I had been dragging my foot around like Quasimodo for the past 48 hours. I was almost starting to talk in a slurr. “Mithtress Slarah, I have yourl tea”. I just didn’t realise gout as an arthritic disease came and went so quickly. Needless to say I have been eating cherries by the punnett, drinking cherry juice, eating grapefruit and supplementing with celery, turmeric and vitamin C pillls. Going to knock this on the head.
The week was intermittent with enquiries about the chest of drawers. They seem to be the most popular Gumtree item at the moment. Most people asking if we can deliver despite it saying collect only in the add. Eventually they were purchased by a young family that hailed from the Netherlands and are now living in Little Bay, south of the city.
26 January is Australia Day and also Lexi’s birthday. So breakfast at Trio in Bondi Beach with the girls followed by a small slice of birthday Black Forest gateaux.
Calculated the amount and timing of our UK pension. The site is actually really good as a ready reckoner for entitlements and recommend it. https://www.gov.uk/
Clothes are now starting to be vacuum packed as Sarah works out what will stay and what will go. Looks like there is a market at Glebe on 17 February where the girls will have a stall to sell some items.
Until next time …🌏