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

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Post # 167
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@iarebridezilla:  And if you were really lucky you would get infected with one of the strains of ebola with a low death rate.  You’d never have to tell anyone it wasn’t the one that kills almost every time!  They’d never know… 🙂

Post # 168
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve had an infected salivary gland 3 different times. The medical term is sialadenitis.  I had no idea it would hurt so band I wouldn’t be able to open my mouth and need a IV morphine drip for a short time.  yuck, yuck. Yuck!

My other strange illness needs a bit of an explanation. I have Crohn’s disease with the *extra special* side effect of have more symptoms that are outside the digestive tract. First time this happened, my ankleswelled to the size or my knees and couldn’t walk. Took 3 trips to ER, 2 to urgent care, and oral steroids, and corizone shots to get it to when I could walkE ive never want to kick a doctor more that when he was manipulation my hot, swollen, stiff ankles to find a. Insertion point  *that shit sucks*. The actual shot doesn’t hurt that bad but they still had to manipulate the other one.  That lovely condition is called erythema nodosum.  It’s profound inflammation of soft tissues and brought on by injury.  

My actual story is I was out shopping at BCBG and wanted to try on the dress. In the fitting room, I sat down on the bench obviously expecting it to be safe, when the damned thing shifts underneath me and turns into a slide and I twist my knee all up trying to avoid causing a huge scene in the store. The damned bench only had three legs! They propped it up to look stable. I was so embarassed that I didn’t try anything on and ran out of the store. When I got home, I noticed the beginnings of erythema  nodosum…so because of a shopping trip, I hurt my self badly enough to require 14 days of prednisone and a cortisone shot into the knee. Thankfully, it was caught early this time so I wasn’t bed bound like I was before.  I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who has ever seriously injured herself shopping. Darling Husband won’t let me live that one down. 

⬇This one bites the big one for me in my opinion 

 As for a semi-rare disorder, I have beta thalessmia minor (making me a genetic carrier). It doesn’t usually affect my everyday life too badly.  My iron is always low but synthetic supplements are toxic. The best part of the one is my Darling Husband has the same thing I do. So if we have kids the natural way, we have a 25% of having a baby with betas thalessmia major.  Major peeps used to die prematurely and had low life expentcy.  Now it can be treated but its a very, very rigorous protocol to keep baby health. 

 

ETA: a good friend of our family had typhoid fever. No idea how she caught it

Post # 169
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Henoch Schonlein Purpora, uncommon to begin with and as an adult its super uncommon.  Also I was supposed to have it for about a month and I’ve had it for a year now so Im doubly unlucky.  It has really hindered my weight loss progress.

Post # 170
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@MexiPino:  Wow!  That’s a really long time to be in a coma!  I’m assuming she came out of it okay?

Post # 171
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@kelly105:  Weird!  I took accutane and the worst problem I had was that I had really chapped lips.  When I read the side effects of it though I was TERRIFIED (it included night vision loss!!!)

Post # 172
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Ibblet:  & @CarpefnDiem:  fibro is so debihilitating.  I went though a period where I just couldn’t get enough sleep.  I’d sleep for 14 hours, nap for at least 4. Work didn’t happen.  Finding the right drug cocktail was hard but worth it now. My flares aren’t as frequency and  the intensity is much lower. Savella was what worked for me in combination of some painkillers as needed, and sleep medication as needed. I thought need sleeping pills when all I wanted to do was sleep I was so tired. My MD said I wasn’t getting quality sleep…hense the pills.

good luck fellow fibro-ers

Post # 173
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@wahine777:  Wow! Dengue fever!  I’d love to hear more about your experience with that!

Post # 174
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Eckle:  I am yet to wade through this thread, but kudos to you for nursing your obese roomate’s ARSE BOIL! You know for a while, my favourite thing to say about people who abuse their kids or their animals was that they are boils on the arsehole of humanity. WHO KNEW IT REALLY HAPPENS?? You have opened my eyes lady.

On the lyme disease though, Fiance and I are actiually checking for symptoms now as we enjoy trekking through bushes on our regular walking trail… we may be in for a treat? Oef. Seriously though, will frontline work for people? LOL.

Post # 175
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

I got malaria the first time I went to Africa. People at the Red Cross always ask if I pushed the wrong button when they get to the question about if you’ve ever had malaria.

Post # 176
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well I’m suffering badly from late stage Lyme right now. The pain is horrible. I have a picc line in to administer antibiotics intravenously to my heart. Fun fun fun! The CDC, centers for infectious disease and the state board of health are all involved. It sucks and I want my life back. I dont see how anyone can try to “one up” someone about disease. That’s very immature. I can barely move and ppl are having a contest.

Otherwise, I’ve had the avian flu and carry a mutated gene from being exposed to mad cow disease in the 80’s in Europe. I cannot give blood for this reason.

Post # 177
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@SoonToBeMrsD921:  Yeah I really only had that one time where I had issues with it, it’s never returned. But I guess it’s something that just comes & goes randomly. Mine lasted for a few days.

Post # 178
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lilcafe:  Yeah…I’ve had a Bartholin’s gland abscess twice now, but the first was the worst b/c I didn’t know what it was, so I waited… Second time, I knew immediate and went right in.

I semi-OD’ed on aspirin the first time because it hurt so bad and I didn’t know what else to do.

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