So, I've done the research and I've decided what is wrong with me. Every symptom matches, including the heart disease. It's like a one stop shop. And it can be fixed; cured. Everything should resolve itself after that - the muscle weakness, cognitive issues, fatigue, the weight gain, etc. The heart disease is permanent, but I can work with that. I just need the endocrinologist to confirm this in October and then treat it. And this would completely alleviate the need for the NIH or Mayo or Cleveland Clinic. Plus, this is something that a year ago I had never heard of, but now it is all around me. It's like neon signs. Eternal optimist, I know. So, if I'm wrong and I crash because I've put all my hope into this (and I really do believe this is what it is, but I'm not a doctor), can I lean on you guys? When I do get better, I'm going to figure out what kind of degree I need and go into patient advocacy/education. I have a passion for it.