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Have you stopped reading my blog because 1. I haven’t consistently updated for a while now or 2. It’s completely boring around these parts and it seems all I talk about is food? I wouldn’t blame you.
I have been struggling for about a week with a nasty thing called gout. I didn’t know I had it until Monday when our friend (who is an ER doctor) took one look at my ankle and asked if gout runs in my family. I have new sympathy for the dad! Pretty bad, but not as bad as some of the pictures I googled (YIKES!) It’s extremely painful and totally inconvenient because I can’t really walk anywhere. And since I am pregnant I am limited on what I can take to treat it (nothing) and manage the pain.
I am, however, so grateful for Ian, family and friends that have been so helpful. My house is sparkling clean and we had a delicious meal last night that neither Ian or I had to cook. Today is probably the best day (hence why I am sitting and blogging), but it’s still pretty uncomfortable and I won’t be running any marathons soon!
On a fun note, Liam ate a slice of pizza the other night. That is HUGE for him! I wasn’t going to make him eat any, but when the delivery guy came to the door you would have thought Santa came for a visit. Liam got really excited and I asked if he wanted some. He jumped up and down and screamed “YES”! It was supreme even. I am hoping this is a good change in his taste buds an we are on a uphill climb!

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    Dave L
    May 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    If you do visit at the end of the month I will have to bond with my grandson with big slice of Domino's pizza!

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    Ros
    May 6, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Are you kidding? I check for updates every day! Your recipes save me from dinner doldrums and Liam is the cutest kid around. 🙂

    I really hope you feel better soon!!

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    Ros
    May 6, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    P.S. Have you seen this. Such a beautiful encouraging message… had me in tears.

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    Susan
    May 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Reading your blog helps me keep going. I think you are great Amy. 🙂

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    BAHGL
    May 7, 2010 at 2:09 am

    You are on my blog roll and I check your blog everytime you update!
    I have never heard of gout. Sorry you are struggling!

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    aggiebonfire00
    May 7, 2010 at 3:02 am

    congratulations on your pregnancy! i love the new family pictures! you look stunning! and liam is just a handsome little guy. prayers for a healthy pregnancy.

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    Holly
    May 7, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Glad you are feeling a little better. Gout is no fun. Dont overdue. Ian is the best husband and is always a great help to you. Thank you Ian and the rest of the family in helping Amy and the family. Way to go Liam in liking pizza.

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    {Susan...Seriously.}
    May 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    yikes!! my doctor told me i had gout (& after a normal xray) a few years ago, so for 3 months, i thought i had it & it wasn't getting any better…went to a podiatrist & had a computerized xray that showed that i had actually broke a bone in my foot…just saying.

    hope it's better soon!

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