On August 17th 2001, i was a robust 36 YOA male, in fantastic shape, with basically no medical problems except high
blood pressure and high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cholesterol</span>
. On August 18th, every joint in my
hands felt like they were sore to the touch, almost like i had completed a hard work out the day before. By the evening, it had spread to my
feet and knees, lower back, wrists, elbows, almost every joint. I was in so much pain the sheets on the bed hurt.