Jun 02, 2013 - 5:40 pm
About a week after I came home after treatment, I developed symptoms and eventually a full blown case of gout on my left foot (joint of my big toe). Anyone who has dealt with gout knows how painful it is. I had a bout of it about 5 years ago and while it was painful, it paled in comparison to this attack. When I went back to Johns Hopkins for a follow-up my MO said it was a side effect of the chemo. She prescribed a med that helped in a matter of a few days.
Two days ago I noticed a slight twinge in the same joint and lo and behold the joint was beginning to swell and turn red. I started the med right away and thank God it works so well. Within a day I'm good.
So...another free gift of treatment that I have to deal with. One that I wasn't aware of.