The 3rd date was a dinner on Saturday night. 4th date was hiking with her dog (and herself) on Sunday.
We do email a lot and there seems to be mutual interest and things in common (including first names!). But I should get over my natural shyness and express myself a bit more on the physical level.
We both have some temp health problems this week. I have developed gout in the joint that connects my big toe. I went to the clinic today and gave some blood at the lab. And they gave me some Prednisone and Vicodin so I am feeling pretty good right now. I have a physical (turning 50 soon) next Monday with a new physician who is going to talk to me up about getting my first colonoscopy. I am thinking the "cleansing" stuff I have to drink before the colonoscopy will not be as fun as the Prednisone and Vicodin I am taking now. I also need to watch my diet from now on so as to not get gout again. That gout hurts quite a bit and makes it tough for me to get my outside spring chores done.
Funny Lodo - that is what old man Ed mentioned the other day when he asked me how I was doing at the kids school auction.
However, I am not a corrupt banker and I dont drink alcohol. I take vitamins and fish oil every day. I try to work out and be active whenever I can.
I had this gout once before about 4-5 years ago. It is most likely something in my diet, as the list below has many things I like (asparagus, red meat, turkey, sardines, caffeine). I did eat a bunch of easter eggs soaked in vinegar during the last month. I am going to stop taking an aspirin each morning. And I am giving up drinking a Monster energy drink to start the day.
All of the foods below can be responsible for excessive uric acid production. Even though some do not contain purines, they can still cause the system to naturally produce uric acid.
They are as follows: alcohol, anchovies, asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms, consommé, herring, meat gravies, broth, bouillon, mussels, sardines, red meats, organ meats, processed meats (hot dogs, lunch meats, etc.), fried foods, roasted nuts, any food cooked in oil (heated oil destroys vitamin E), rich foods (cakes, sugar products, white flour products), dark greens vegetables, dried fruits, fish, caffeine, beans, lentils, eggs, oatmeal, peas, poultry, yeast products, acetaminophen, and low doses of aspirin.
While under a Gout Attack all of the above foods should be completely avoided as well as the following...
Extremely Acid Forming Foods - with a pH of 5.0 to 5.5 Artificial sweeteners, HFCS, Carbonated soft drinks & fizzy drinks , Cigarettes , Flour (white wheat), Goat, Lamb, Pastries & cakes from white flour, Pork, Sugar, Beer, Brown sugar, Deer, Chocolate, Coffee , Custard with white sugar, Jams, Jellies, Liquor , Pasta, Rabbit, Semolina, Table salt refined & iodized, Tea black, Turkey, Breads White / Wheat, White rice, commercial vinegar.
So today I ate a bunch of bananas and blueberries for breakfast. Trader Joes Jaipur Veges for lunch. Salmon, sweet potato and sweet peppers for dinner.
The gout seems gone tonight - probably the prednisone steroid. But I am going to discuss next monday during my physical with my new doctor some ideas about medicine and change in diet so I dont ever get gout flair up again. Also, I found out this evening that my new doctor is also my XW's doctor. She got her medical degree from China.
Excellent clue. And song (of course). Going to see her July 2nd. New album came out yesterday. I didn't get it yet. No one, however who's in a DB sitch should listen to any song on "The Calling" (unless you're into weeping . ) Sorry. We return now to our regularly scheduled thread.
"My soul, be satisfied with flowers, With fruit, with weeds even; but gather them In the one garden you may call your own." Cyrano deBergerac
Hmm ... I like alcohol, asparagus, mushrooms, meat gravies, broth, mussels, sardines, red meats, roasted nuts, foods cooked in oil (olive), dark green vegies (kale), fish, caffeine, beans, lentils, eggs, oatmeal, peas, poultry, dense bread (yeast), beer (more yeast), and aspirin (when I've had too much beer). That's most of the things on your list. I always thought I was pretty healthy but now you've struck the fear of god in me.
My dentist and my eye doctor are also my XW's dentist and eye doctor. I've always found it be a bit awkward. Especially after they figured out we weren't together anymore.
The Chapin albums I listened to a lot are "Shooting Straight in the Dark", "Come On Come On" and "Stones in the Road". An interesting album to listen to the lyrics is Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks. He did that album during the collapse of his marriage.