I went for a routine medical check-up this morning. The doctor said that I was in better condition than I had ever been before. OBSERVATION: Strangely, I struggled the most with my health as a young adult, chiefly due to rheumatic fever. When I had episodes, I sometimes struggled to climb one flight of steps. Finally a specialist, Dr. Brian Sarembock, chased the bug that was triggering it, and found an effective remedy. No one had taken a close enough look before.