January 25th, 2004

rock shadow

foot update

Salt Lake City residents eat (imbibe?) more Jell-O per capita than any other city in the United States. In fact, Jell-O was made the official state snack in 2001. Utah also leads the nation in antidepressant prescriptions. Ah, the wondrous claims to fame my home state has ...

Anyway, I mention Jell-O because in the next couple of months I'll be consuming lots of gelatin - and glucosamine, chondrointin sulfate, and methylsulfonylmethane - to help rebuild my big toe joint. It's back to aching, but the X-rays don't show any difference in the bones compared to the X-rays back in December, so the latest hypothesis is that worn cartilage is causing swelling and pain, which in turn cause more swelling and pain. I see the foot doctor again next week to talk all this over.