All's well that ends swell
Thanks to everyone who has been enquiring about my latest attack of gout. Whilst I'm still limping a bit, it's nowhere near as bad now as this time last week when I could barely walk (or sleep!). The picture above neatly illustrates my recent ills, with the big toe locking solid at its worst. With nearly all your weight directed through the base of your big toe, getting around can be really painful. As ever, kindly-meant but ultimately frustrating advice has been poured on me including eating lots of pumpkin, celery, flax seeds and cherries whilst drinking more coffee. And then to stop eating mushrooms, broccoli, beans, protein and sugar, whilst drinking less coffee. Take your pick! As my longsuffering wife often says, "Just eat potatoes and dust"!
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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