I want to thank Brian, a user who registered an account here yesterday to
suggest I get myself tested for Lyme disease, as the symptoms I describe fit
that pretty well. Recalling Hudson the wonder dog's bouts with Lyme remind me
that her limping was the first symptom we noticed, so my achy joints fit that
aspect of it too well. I'll call the doctor today, and hopefully they can get me
in pretty quickly for a blood test and/or examination. This will be unusual for
me, as I am not someone who is prone to visiting the doctor when I'm not feeling
well. I think the last time I was at the doctor outside of a checkup was when I
had knee surgery, and the last time I went to the doctor because I was feeling
ill was when I had the chicken pox as a little boy.
Glad you are getting tested and hope the results are negative. Not trying to be chicken little but it's one of those diseases that can be easily controlled if caught early but can be devastating if diagnosed late. Good luck!