Jan 29, 2009
The doctors office called several days ago and said the MRI showed degenerative arthritis (that's also known as Osteoarthritis). I did some research and although I do not believe this explains the symmetry of joint pain, the onset, the fevers and fatigue, I have no other explanation. I am 43 years old and until about four years ago have been either slightly under weight or on the slim side; low blood pressure; low cholesterol; very active. What would cause Osteoarthritis in both feet, both ankles, both knees, both hands, both wrists, both elbows? Doesn't add up.
So I have decided to endeavour to drop a shitload of weight to protect my feet, ankles and knees; all three of which are extremely painful and vexing.
*note: I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease three years ago after having suffered the symptoms for a couple of years prior. I did NOT lose weight, I gained. Not common for Crohn's sufferers.
Today, I had three inches of a hoagie roll with a vegetarian meatballs (soy mostly), vegetarian store bought spaghettie sauce, and a third of a slice of provolone cheese. Plus two beers at 90 calories each.
I also took an Alli tablet with the meal.
Unfortunately, I had very little exercise due to my joint pain.