If so, what is it?
Diabetes, and possibly cancer in the testicular area.
BUT that last one isn't 100% certain.
I'm going to the hospital next month for a check up to see if that is indeed what it is.
I love that it's free to go to a hospital and get treated and all that, I just hate that people who "might have" cancer actually die from cancer while they're on the waiting list
Its not really a disease, but I have this problem with my neck where it gets really stiff if I sit still for longer periods of time. Pretty annoying when I wake up every morning and can't move my head properly without really stretching it out first. It hurts like hell!
I've got Crohn's Disease!
There are many different types of Crohn's and the one I specifically deal with is Crohn's Colitis which mean my colon and lower intestinal tract is affected. There is no known cause and no known cure. Usually the disease will be cool and sit in remission not really causing any problems. Of course it does bust out from time to time in what we call a Flair up. Basically my white blood cells start attacking my digestive tract and make it super inflamed, not that much different from arthritis except instead of joints, it's my entire digestive track. Food becomes almost impossible for me to eat since my stomach is so inflamed I just throw everything back up right away. Also if I'm lucky I would get nauseous for no reason and start hacking up blood and bile.
So back to the types of Crohn's, mine is Colitis. Basically my asshole gets torn to shreds as that is all inflamed and tears quite easily. Since my intestines are inflamed, I don't actually absorb any nutrients and food will literally pass through me as quickly as I was able to eat it. Add in the fissures (Cuts in the anal region), severe diarrhea and food feeling like glass moving through me, a typical flair up is a pretty unbearable thing to deal with. After one such flair up I had lost a total of 65 pounds from not being able to eat correctly.
The great thing is that it can happen for no reason and at any time. The last flair up I had put me in bed for about three months. With constant doctor visits to monitor me to actually end up staying IN the hospital for about a week, it can be pretty taxing. Especially if you don't have a boss that is understanding as to why you can't make it to work for the next 3-4 months.
There is hope though! While there are tons of different meds to keep the flair ups at bay, I am pretty much on the best you can get. Remicade has been an incredible life saver since it keeps my Crohn's in remission much better than just riding it out. Only problem is that it costs my insurance about five thousand dollars a MONTH!
Later on in life my doctors pretty much told me I'll need surgery since my intestines and/or colon will pretty much rot away to nothing. The surgery will remove the infected/eventually cancerous tissue, then I would get to rock a totally sweet colostomy bag until I am all healed. The best part? The fucking disease shows up right where the surgery was! It never goes away! So far I have only been lucky enough to have to endure one minor surgery where they had to cut open a fistula inside my colon since it was growing towards my bladder. If it wasn't caught as early as it was, I would have literally started to piss out shit. Awesome right?
So yeah that's what I get to deal with for now. It's really not bad when it is in remission, but holy fuck is it complete hell when it breaks out!
If any of you actually read this, I totally hope I grossed you out in the worst possible way!
Meh, it's really not that bad. I highly detest the idea of getting my body opened up for anything and I don't see this being a real problem or even an inconvenience in the future.
" Get surgery on it. Thats what I did twice "
@wolf_blitzer85: Dude, that sucks. I can't imagine having to deal with that kind of shit (lol).
Not really a disease, but I do suffer from really bad eczema from time to time, just when you think it's gone, bam, worse than ever, it's annoying aswell, because I'm going on Holiday this Friday, and I won't be able to wear shorts or go swimming if it doesn't clear up. =/
I grew up dealing with Psoriasis, which everyone in my family neglected to tell me was genetic. Fortunately it was only around my waistline, and it has been dormant ever since I turned 15 (I'm 23 now). It is very uncomfortable and for people with severe cases it can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Like almost all skin problems, it itches like crazy and scratching only inflames it further. Not good times.
" @Clinkz said:Wouldn't your ingrown toenail become one of those in those Google images in the future?Meh, it's really not that bad. I highly detest the idea of getting my body opened up for anything and I don't see this being a real problem or even an inconvenience in the future.
" Get surgery on it. Thats what I did twice "
@wolf_blitzer85: Dude, that sucks. I can't imagine having to deal with that kind of shit (lol). "
" Wouldn't your ingrown toenail become one of those in those Google images in the future? "I really don't think mine's a severe case. It's really nothing to worry about.
" oww, i think i have those, does it hurt when u bang your toe on something? "More than other toes, yes. But it's not horribly painful or anything.
Not sure. Besides the whole being fat thing, I got TB from my grandfather when I was a kid. My grandfather died from it and I guess I contracted it while visiting him in the hospital. I had to take a pill every day for a year and go in every month to get blood work done. They said I'm free of it but that I guess I have something in me that makes me more likely to get it or some such thing. So ya, I don't know. I may have other but I do not know.
EDIT: While not a sickness by any means, I do have chronic heartburn and need to take a pill for it.
" @Meteora said:What do you mean? It will just keep growing and end up looking like that if you don't get it taken care of. It's not just gonna stop growing because it became ingrown. It's just gonna keep going." Wouldn't your ingrown toenail become one of those in those Google images in the future? "I really don't think mine's a severe case. It's really nothing to worry about.