Cruel twist of fate caused me to lose everything. One day I was fine, normal, and healthy! The next I was dying, slowly, surely. I didn't know at first, but I was.
There was nothing I could do! I saw legions of doctors and specialists! The best that money could buy! Money was not an issue, not with my parents being who they were.
They couldn't nail it down! My body was wasting away! Eating itself! The first one, I lost seven pounds! The month after, I lost fifteen! Heh heh heh, people would compliment me on my new diet; asked me how I managed it!
They were a steady stream of doctors. Time past, and I continued to waste away. I had a two year old at the time, a boy. He would need a new wardrobe every few months. And so would I.
My ability to work shriveled and died with my body. Friends would no longer come over. Jane would spend longer and longer time away from me. I would be alone all day, alone and dying.
Skin and bones... skin and bones. A prion disease, some said. A rare cross-species transmission others said. Too much hunting elk, hahahaha--(interrupted by coughing).
Maybe it's the dreaded ‘C’ word, some doctors suggested! But nobody knew. Tests were inconclusive. Nothing could be found! They drained blood, sucked samples, and I continued to die!
Over time, everybody left me. Slowly, but surely; even family, those you would do anything for drift away. Who wants to be around a dead man?
Nowhere left to go! Nobody would take me! I was a freak! So close to death! But unable to let go! Nobody would take me, except other freaks!
Sometimes, I miss my friends and family. Mostly, I don't think about it. At least I get to sit here and talk to random, uncaring strangers who are here to look at the freaks.
A medical wonder, they told me! Still, once the money run out, I wasn't nearly as interesting a case for the doctors anymore. Strange that, don't you think?!
Of course the worst was inevitable! Can't say I blame her, or any of them really. To be honest, I don't think I would've stuck around myself, either! Easier to just forget.
It definitely gives you a whole new perspective on life, losing everything like that. Gives you a wonderful clarity of mind, that's for sure.
The guys at the office started a pool, to see when I’d kick it! Hehehehe, no one won that yet, I guess! Though for all they know, I could've been dead for years now!
Keep that in mind! You think I'm the freak, and you are right! But once, I was like you! Secure and confident that nothing could go wrong until one day, IT DID!