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I’m 40 and a teacher. I’ve always been very thin and have no other health conditions that I’m aware of. I was diagnosed with OA in my lower spine (my mother has it too) in the fall of last year. A suspected muscle injury in my back caused it to flare up. The flare lasted 3 months, and then I felt “normal” for 3 weeks. I was so thankful! Until a cold front dropped the temperature 30 degrees one day last week and “Arthur” is back and has moved into my hip as well. I’m feeling very discouraged and am looking for any advice. My children are very active in activities and sports, and I’ve already missed several of them because I could hardly move. I feel so guilty and like a bad Mom.