ohmygod! oh MY God!
repeatedly, in a very excited voice.
She started to describe what she was seeing. I interrupted to ask where this was. Turns out, it was right around the corner from where I was sitting!
I hastened over...we exchanged awesome good friend hugs...and then we delighted in what we observed.
You may remember the Snail Car from last spring and the Flying Saucer Car last summer. While this latest sighting isn't quite on the same level of engineering ingenuity as those previous two, it still pretty much rocks...
You may be thinking...
Big whoop. It's a freakin Honda CRV. Pshhhh...no biggie.
It is entirely covered in DUCT TAPE!
So... a Duct Tape Car.
I'm guessing they aren't worried about the paint job.
And the answer to the $64,000 question...What the heck has been my problem since forever?
Looks like it's been 'Adrenal Fatigue.' This is not a medically recognized condition...which to some degree is a real shame. If you go to a 'regular' doctor, they most likely will not diagnose anything until it progresses (or you degenerate) to the point of you being seriously bedridden and incapacitated. I'll definitely write more about it, but if you want to do some digging around on your own, google searching 'adrenal fatigue' and 'adrenal insufficiency' is a great place to begin your education ;-) It is estimated that approximately 80% of the adult population suffers from this to some extent. There are 4 distinct stages and several sub-stages to this unrecognized-illness. I'm providing a link to a list of 18 symptoms. For me, it's been really helpful to know that it is real and, most importantly, it is treatable. While I'm not out of the woods yet, I am feeling like a real person for the first time since...well...forever.
Thanks, all of you, for the sweet emails and supportive comments. You make this journey so much more bearable :)