My hands ache, my joints creak and my heart is heavy. I am afflicted with Osteoarthritis, an invisible but painful reminder of the passage of time. I’ve always been able-bodied and active, but I can no longer enjoy many of my favorite activities. I exercise and take my medications, but it only helps for a short while. I’ve been to numerous doctors, but no one has been able to offer me a cure. All I can do is grit my teeth and fight through the pain. My condition, however, has left me wrung out and depressed. I have little to look forward to, except for my next appointment with the doctor. Sadly, I know it will only offer me more of the same grim prognosis.