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I'm a 64 yr old female who's symptoms too started at an early age Chris. What surprised me the most is that I've been an athlete my entire life and an aerobic/weight trainer from the age of 26-55. When I was 35 I injured my back in a sport, it wasn't six months my disk just BLEW between L4-L5. I had no choice but to have a fusion. Long story short as time went on, I had NO IDEA my body was riddled with osteoarthritis just waiting to show itself. I could go on and on about all the surgeries I've had but let's wait on that. I honestly just wanted to introduce myself because this is my very first time EVER doing anything like this, I just need someone to vent with that actually understands other then my doctor. Thanks for reading, Petey