@Beth Gallagher and others... can you not do or get something to help with pain? Clearly it is affecting you in wrong ways. However we all are guilty of complaining because we can not do what we once could. If you notice, ourselves are mostly the only ones whom even care that we are slower. I cuss like a sailor when getting into the truck and try to click into the seat belt. My damn hands just will not do that very well. The arthritis in hands and arms are bearable, but not very helpful in trying to the simplest of things at times. BTW , new doctor has cut my Lipator from 20 to 10 as that is causing the weakness and pain in my legs. In 2016 my cholesterol and trigl. ere 294- 256 , 294.. now 148, and trig. like 86. so it does help. I did tell nurse it was really the avocados eat now on regular basis .