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Pain is My Friend

A few days ago, an X-ray revealed an answer to a mystery that has been confounding me for 20 years. I would have these mysterious bouts of back pain, incapacitating me for 5-7 days. This last episode is lasting for 3 weeks. Was I overdoing it at the gym? Was I sitting, standing, walking incorrectly? Do I need to stretch more? The X-ray revealed that I have osteoarthritis in my lumbar spine. And while the prognosis is not good, I am after all 62 years old and have lived an incredible life full of love and adventure. In the past, each time the spasms would take over my body, I would want to curl up and wait until my back relaxed and I could resume functioning. Now I do not have that luxury bec

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