Gout, or metabolic arthritis, is a congenital disorder that causes a buildup of uric acid in the blood. The acid creates little crystals that act like knives in the joints. Excruciating pain.
The good news is that the surgery seems to be healing up nicely. I have no pain and can sleep comfortably. Lots of liquid plus anti-inflammatory tablets on the menu now to get rid of the pain in my foot and I should be good to go soon.