Just wanted to introduce myself prior to complaining
I am 56 y.o. hailing you from Southwest FL. I was/am an obsessive person. I love athletics and for about
12 years I didn't work and had the luxury of playing. I played hard, tennis every day for several hours, sometimes twice a day. I was into fitness, worked with a personal trainer with weight training 3 days a week. Trained for triathlons daily, ran at least 1-2 hours a day, biked 3-4 times a week a couple of hours and swam 3 times a week about
an hour. The last triathlon I participated in was a half-ironman about
9 years ago, last running race 8 years and that pretty much ended it all with back pain that had been building. Did the gamut of treatments. Finally opted for artificial disc replacement 3 levels in 2012. I flew to Barcelona, Spain as it was not possible at that time in the US. I have titanium discs L2-L5 with full range of motion! I felt so much better after was walking and began riding my bike, then more surgeries on feet, around 11 or 12, most result of heavy
Better, but ended in pain management in 2016 with new back pain, severe facet arthritis, injections helped. Moved on....So now 2018, my aches and pains began to get so much worse and new spots. My hands hurt so bad I had to move one finger at a time to
open them in the am, hip pain awake off & on every night. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia and RA on Plaquenil...a little better, not much...