Frak! I feel like my old ford would have had it been alive. Take it to the mechanic, & three other problems come up.
To make a very long story short, I went to a Pain Clinic a few weeks ago during the recent kidneystone storm ( The annual kidneystone storm Arrggg!) when my Uro was on Vacation. Well, this man is GOOD. He spotted the arthritis problems in my knees & feet. He also was very interested in my back knowing I was a CD patient. Well, the MRI results are in. 2 herniated disks (I'm sure one was that old work injury from my Crew Trainer days at Arby's circa 1989..) which I'm actually not that worried about, since I'm not picking up the sciatic pain I usually get. However 3 verterbrae now show evidence of arthritic deterioration. Possible A. Spondylitis???? Ugghh, years since my back was a worry. This is an unwelcome blast from the past.
Not to mention the last and biggest kidneystone was beyond the reach of the 'scope so that is lurking too.