Hi. I've been reading the posts here for about 2 weeks and have gotten a lot of info that I plan on talking to my dr(s) about. Two years ago I hurt my neck at work and, even though I had some problems off and on before from 2 whiplash type car accidents, everything got worse. It was 9 months before an orthopedist suspected a disc problem after viewing my original neck e-rays. A MRI confirmed it and I went through all the conventional treatments. Meanwhile, I was having a LOT of aches and pain, not just in my neck, but was getting new ones all over all the time. My PCP thinks I have fibro, and from the way I feel, I am really starting to think he is right. I did have disc surgery the end of May, but just am not getting the old me back - no energy, endurance, strength, etc. I do have osteoarthritis in my back. I'm going to try to not let it get me down, eventhough I get tired of being tired and hurting. My oldest son is getting married next May and I plan on doing all I can to be able to enjoy it. Can't wait till you get the diet board going. I need to lose about 50 lbs at least. I know I can do it with support. About 2 years ago I did the Sugar Buster diet and lost 20 in 6 weeks and felt really good - then I started cheating, and the rest is history. Anyway, thanks to the moderators for putting their time into this. We all need encouragement.