Well sick isnt really the word. Im not sick as in having a cold or the flu. Im chronically ill. It gets to you. I have started up again with ortho appointments getting the gel shots in my knees. Thats to basically put lubricant into the joint because I have no cartiledge anymore. This is my third time doing it. Yipee. Other than the gel shots I can get a cortisone shot once in a blue moon in some joint or other. Then I get pain pills monthly. Yipee. I shouldnt complain I guess. But I wish maybe I had rhuematoid arthritis because there are actual medications that treat them. There are none for osteoarthritis. Oh the tv says how advil or aleive will make me so happy I can go play tennis all day but that is just BS. I have begged to try the rheumatoid medications just to see if they would help but I get told no. But yet I am deteriotorating with arthritis that makes my joints degenerate. How is that better than the other? My arthritis started in my 20s for gosh sakes but no one would believe me. Im told I can just keep doing this gel stuff and cortisone shots in various joints...Or steroid packs which I cant do...until I get my joints replaced. Sigh.