Fun post: What's the most interesting/exotic disease you've ever had?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@iarebridezilla:  that’s interesting! in sixth grade i somehow got whooping cough. my whole class had to go on medicine and they sent out a letter to the entire school. i did, however, get to stay home for a few weeks and play a lot of donkey kong. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Hmm it’s not exotic but I had Lyme disease when I was like 9 or 10. We thought I just had a mosquito bite on my back because I usually have bad reactions to bug bites, but it just got bigger and bigger until it turned into a bullseye. It look up like half of my back. I remember I felt so sick I couldn’t even roll myself over in bed because the body aches were so bad, my dad had to push me onto my side to sleep. It went on for about a week but them I was back to normal thanks to some amoxicillin 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mines not that interesting. I once had strep throat and mono at the same time. I caught it at a St. Pattys party playing beer pong (sadly this is AFTER I graduated from college). My lymph nodes were so swollen I convinced DH I was about to suffocate (we’d been dating about 2 months at the time) and he took me to the ER where they kept asking me if I’d had panic attacks before. After I convinced them I wasn’t having a panic attack they injected steroids to bring down the swelling.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Trench mouth (Acute Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis), lyme disease, intussusception (google it), bowel obstruction (both resulting in bowel resection)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

This whole post is going to be quarantined! 😀

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@iarebridezilla:  oh gosh, I get stuck watching gross videos of these being lanced on YouTube HAHAHAHAA 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

as a young kid i got flesh eating disease on my ankle from a mosquito bite, i caught it before it got too bad, but i have a dip in my leg from it and a circle around it.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I had scarlet fever on my 5th birthday! Who gets that after like 1850? 🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

MRSA is really bad! 

 

I cannot top it but I had Idiopathic Anaphylaxis for a few years.  My first reaction happened in 1999 and my last one was 2001.  Started suddently, had about 50 reactions all ER worthy, then it stopped one day.  It means allergic reaction to something we dont know.  They’d always come on in the middle of the night, I’d get internal/external hives, puke my guts out (lots of stomach pain), poop my brains out, and pass out.  It was not pretty!  Everyrthing but the breathing constriction thank goodness.  Now they are gone, but a couple were linked directly to NSAIDS where the rest were totally unknown, so I have not tried aspirin even though it’s been 12 years since my last episode.

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Nope, same.  Staph infection.  And they cut the nastiest hole in my leg which I had to heal from the inside out.  I will just let you picture that.  Supposedly I got it from the gym.  I thought it was a mosquito bite, and I was complaining to my coworker how bad it hurt and he put his hand on my leg and could feel the heat through my workpants and was like “Dude you have staph” and I was like I have what in the WHAT?

I went to school that night before I went to the emergency room.  Because I’m dumb.

I did have a raging bad case of walking pneumonia once, too.  Super awesome.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@iarebridezilla:  yeahhhh. and elderly people are encouraged to get the shot. no clue how i got it. haha. i’m pretty sure people used to die from it on the oregan trail computer game. hahah

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