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Growing Old is Not for Sissies

That is what my elderly patients used to say.I always wondered why I had problems with painful joints and fatigue. I was checked by numerous doctors to no avail until recently. I had seen other Rheumatologist but was told nothing was wrong even though they never did any tests. I am now 67 years old and in constant pain. I have degenerative joint and disk disease and it has caused major problems with my back and neck. I am happily married to the best husband in the world. Our 50th anniversary is in February. He is so supportive and helpful. He does the vacuuming and shampooing of the carpet and makes sure the dishwasher is emptied and reloaded, does the grocery shopping and drives me to my appointments.

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