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    Not a disease but I really liked having abdominal surgery tbh. I was so tired during the recovery and just slept all day. It was great. I can normally never fall asleep during the daytime no matter how tired I am.

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    4 days ago

    Well, my cousin got a mild case of alpha-gal from a tick bite. He can no longer eat red meat but can still eat dairy.

    He was always a huge asshole to his vegetarian sister. Like, sneaking animal products into her food and making her sick level of asshole. He was also a, “Real men eat red meat for every meal! Rawr! Women sense my alpha man manliness! Vegetables and healthy bowel movements are for sissies!” type bundle of insecurity and cringe.

    So alpha-gal isn’t enjoyable for him, but it sure is for his sister.

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    4 days ago

    I don’t know that it counts as a disease, but, for anyone who never wants kids, infertility is a huge blessing.

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        Yep. Failed a semester of school. Lost a relationship. Lost a job. Nothing about it was fun or relaxing.

        I remember one day being so tired I couldn’t even tell if I needed to use the bathroom and being so disoriented I wasn’t sure if I was actually walking to the bathroom or was just thinking about walking. Frequent disassociation. “Foggy” doesn’t cover it, it was like concrete was poured around my mind and body and it was slowly setting.

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          dude. that super sucks. i had just graduated high school fortunately, but i was on bed rest for 7 months, i didn’t have a choice. i was unable to walk. didn’t help that i had pneumonia and bronchitis at the same time. lol

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      3 days ago

      Mono feels like having a really bad cold while being anemic for half a year straight.

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          It’s really not. They sleep because they are utterly sapped of energy. It can be so bad that people have to temporarily quit school or work.

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            That happened when I attended. One month, me and maybe one or two other people in our age group were the only ones who showed up because everyone else got infected and stayed home (I never had the disease). I didn’t get along with anyone, so it was an amazing month.