Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays I"ve not been able to sign in for a couple days and its amazing all the posts i had to try to update myself on. I must say though, they have been very useful. All of the sharing keeps me hopeful and cautious! Thnx. I read a few things that sparked a few questions, Dar mentioned: "I've had painful difficulties with my collar bones and shoulder joints staying in place, as well as elbows, wrists and even toes." I had noticed a consistent pain in my collar bone and shoulder. Then after some time of having this pain, it now makes this cracking sound anytime its immobile for short periods on time. My toes, fingers elbows and knees also do the same thing. I've noticed though, it is worse when it is cold but i don't know if that's a factor. Lights, Noise and smell are also a nuisance to me, so my family keeps asking why I'm so irritable (since we're usually a happy bunch). I try to tolerate it, but it is usually too overbearing for me. I do want to share something that has helped for me particularly with the pains and headaches...Tumeric seems to make it bearable. I sometimes blend it and dilute it, then put it on the fridge and drink it as I do water. It doesnt taste unpleasant and it helps. Also as a tea, I take ginger and tumeric occasionally. Have a pleasant season everyone!