Mike's swollen ankle has gone back to near normal. His blood test showed a high level of uric acid which indicates gout. We thought he had gout before, but the uric acid levels were not so high back then. He of course wants it to be something else because gout means diet changes. I am hoping I do not have to become the diet police. On the other hand, it might mean fixing just one dish for the both of us--lots of vegetables without salt. We need to follow up with his primary care physician at home for a review of the medications and how they may be impacting his kidney function. So many meds mean too many side effects. At least congestive heart failure was ruled out. The FL doctor gave us all the test results to take home. (I was there to ask for that.)
My sister was telling me that her kidney function was a concern at her recent physical and that her doctor is moving her off the blood pressure med she is taking because of that. She takes the same medication as I do so now I will have to make an appointment with my own doctor to ask about this.
We took a ride to Manasota Beach: