Me: Alex, I’ll take “Mystery Illnesses” for $1,000 please.
Alex Trebek: This elusive condition consists of chronic headaches, fatigue, insomnia, weakness, chemical sensitivities, irritability, gas, bloating, intolerance to heavy exercise, and requires excessive rest.
Me: What is…chronic fatigue?
Alex: No, I’m sorry, chronic fatigue is incorrect. Janice?
Janice: What is…hormonal imbalance?
Alex: Sorry no, that’s also incorrect. Oh wait, I’m just now getting word that answer may be partially correct. But not entirely. Ted, would you like to attempt to answer?
Ted: Uh, what is…actually, I’m sorry, I have no idea.
And so goes the game of my life. In reality, it’s not nearly as fun or glamorous as a game show, but it’s definitely as challenging.
My story really has two parts. And I’ll just tell you now that the first part has a happy ending. But I don’t want to spoil it all, so you’ll have to read through and find out how the second part ends. More