No worries mate – your welcome.
Having a positive diagnosis for gout normally means taking action asap. I know you have taken positive measures to avoid certain foods and beverages however by not knowing how much you have actually reduced your uric acid levels (if any) by will only expose you to further short term and long term risks.
Definitely get a baseline blood test done before starting any medications and make sure it includes Kidney and Liver function. You’ll be in a far better position to decide which treatment options are open to you once you have these results. If you are sure tophi is present then it may be that a diet change alone will be out of reach and drugs may well be the only option.
Anyhow, get those results and we can go from there.