'Osteo-arthritis does not kill, it merely tortures. It seems often to attack those people who have led active lives, and are otherwise the most healthy. Perhaps this is why one sees so many sufferers among the very old, and perhaps too, there is some mythical justice which forces the otherwise healthy to learn fortitude and patience through suffering.' This is a frank, and at times amusing, account of the 20 year long suffering of the author, and her methods of overcoming the debilitating effects of osteo-arthritis. She makes it clear that she has not found a cure, but has found relief through treatment and exercises, hoping that this book will provide useful information for fellow sufferers, and will encourage others who are not yet suffering to such a degree, to seek early treatment. Contents Include: The Beginning The Advance of the Enemy The Quack Faith-Healing National Health Crisis How I Gained Relief Compensation.