Synovial Biopsy, Synovium, Synovial Fluid & Arthrocentesis

Adapting Gilbert & Sullivan for Gout

 

 

I Am The Very Model of a Person with the Gout

Revised lyrics by H. Ralph Schumacher, MD

with gratitude and apologies to W. S. Gilbert & A. Sullivan

 

I am the very model of a person with the gout

I am now doing well because I know a lot about it

I know that for some reason I have too much uric acid

That formed crystals, needle shaped in my toes and other joints

I got toe pain and redness from those infernal needle points

A cheerful fact is that such awful attacks will all subside

But those persistent crystal needles are still there inside

So I am the very model of a person with the gout

Now I know I must get rid of all of those gouty needles

Less meat, fewer soft drinks and fewer alcoholic drinks can help

And of course there are pills that can help drive out that uric acid

I understand that I am to take my pills every single day

And to check my uric acid level often along the way

There is a target uric acid level that the doctors say

Is uric acid less than 6 where my level is today.

But still, in matters vegetable, animal, and medical

I am the very model of a person with the gout.

 

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