Keith, thanks for asking on behalf of the community to update.
Currently downgraded, my words, not the MD’s, to “arthralgias”
Now in physical therapy for trauma from bike spill of 6+ months
or so ago (when I first joined GP) that caused two fractured fingers on right hand.
(That and other hurts seemed to trigger a “gout-like” event in November 2014). The effectiveness of Prednisolone (reported earlier) and favorable recent uric acid metrics apparently convinced two MDs that
I have arthralgias and no gout events.
Even the arthralgias has improved aided by regular licensed physical and massage therapy.
I am learning that in my eighth decade, I do not heal as rapidly as I once did and that sudden bumps (trauma) may take 3 days to deliver pain.
I’ve started doing proactive personal reviews of each GoutPal member. I’m working my way down the GoutPal Leaderboard. I’m fairly certain that, if you had any current issues, you would have brought them to my attention.
This is just a friendly reminder that I’m still around if you need me. There is no need to respond to this, unless you wish to do so.
I’ll continue to add occasional messages like this, unless you ask me not to. I won’t add any more unless there are some changes in your circumstances that warrant my input.
Take care of yourself sQs, and thank you for your support.