I confess: I was not intending to see a rheumatologist about my neck and feet pain. But, my doctor's office called and said "Your sonograms were normal but your neck x-ray showed mild arthritis and bone spurs. You are following up with a rheumatologist, correct?"
And I said "Ding dang it!"
What I really said was 'yes' and then made my appointment.
Looks like forty was my peak year and for the last eleven, I've been heading down the other side of the hill.