Sorry, Phil. I didn’t realise you are a fellow Brit. So, I assumed you would have a nephrologist, as I’ve been led to believe that’s common in The States. All I meant was, I’m not a doctor, so you should make sure any pain meds you take are compatible with your surgery.
If there are complications, the gout specialist should be a rheumatologist. But, the only complication here seems to be medical staff who advise about gout. But, they haven’t read the professional gout guidelines that our taxes paid for.
Don’t bother with paying private consultants yet. Send me the train fare from Yorkshire. Then, I can take you step-by-step through the guidelines that frontline medical staff should read. I know we can do it here in the forum. But, I fancy a day out! 🙂
Joking apart (i.e. ignore that last paragraph), we can probably fill in the gaps here, online. Have you ever had any other pain control, besides colchicine?