I think I got the “black lung”, Pa. *cough**cough*

July 4, 2007

Thanks to sknkwrkz for the good wishes. I feel the love.

I am sick but at least my disease won’t have the following headline and byline:

 African Bacteria Ate Holes in Girl’s Eyes

A British Columbia teenager’s dream trip to Africa turned into a nightmare when bacteria began eating her eyes.

Loooooooooooool! That completely sucks monkey ass! Imagine bacteria were eating your eyes out. Unforetunately, I couldn’t find a picture of the girl, so you’ll just have to use your imagination. To help, I drew you a picture but I can’t uplaod it (how bastardly).

Anyway, I’m grateful that when I get sick I don’t get as sick as some other people. To help the rest of you ungrateful sods appreciate your lives I’m going to show you some of these diseases. I’ll keep the pictures small for the gross ones (click to enlarge):

1. Elephantiasis: grossly enlarged members
Lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, is best known from dramatic photos of people with grossly enlarged or swollen arms and legs. The disease is caused by parasitic worms, including Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori, all transmitted by mosquitoes. Lymphatic filariasis currently affects 120 million people worldwide, and 40 million of these people have serious disease. When an infected female mosquito bites a person, she may inject the worm larvae, called microfilariae, into the blood. The microfilariae reproduce and spread throughout the bloodstream, where they can live for many years. Often disease symptoms do not appear until years after infection. As the parasites accumulate in the blood vessels, they can restrict circulation and cause fluid to build up in surrounding tissues. The most common, visible signs of infection are excessively enlarged arms, legs, genitalia, and breasts.

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2. Progeria: the 80-Year-Old Children
 Progeria is caused by a single tiny defect in a child’s genetic code, but it has devastating and life-changing consequences. On average, a child born with this disease will be dead by the age of 13. As they see their bodies fast forward through the normal process of ageing they develop striking physical symptoms, often including premature baldness, heart disease, thinning bones and arthritis. Progeria is extremely rare, there are only around 48 people living with it in the whole world. However, there is a family that has five children with the disease.

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This kid is 13 years old

3. Werewolf Syndrome: the wolf people
 When two year-old Abys DeJesus grew dark, hairy patches on her face, doctors said she has a condition known as Human Werewolf Syndrome. The disease is called werewolf syndrome because people with it look like werewolves – except without the sharp teeth and claws. In Mexico, a large family of men had hair that covered their faces and upper bodies. Two brothers were even offered a part in the X-Files but they turned down the offer.

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4. Pica: the urge to eat non-food substances
People diagnosed with Pica have an insatiable urge to eat non-food substances like dirt, paper, glue and clay. Though it is believed to be linked with mineral deficiency, health experts have found no real cause and no cure for this disorder.

5. Vampire Disease: pain from the sun
There are people out there who go to great lengths to avoid the sun. If they are caught in the sun, their skin will blister. Some of them have pain and blistering as soon as the sun touches their skin. Ok, so they’re not actually vampires. They don’t drink blood and sleep in coffins, but they do suffer from a rare disease that has vampire-like symptoms.

I think I might have a mild form of vampire disease, or I might REALLY BE a vampire. Muhahahaha! *Dum dum*

6. Walking Corpse Syndrome:

It is a syndrome of mental depression and suicidal tendencies, in which the patient complains of having lost everything: possessions, part of or entire body, often believing that he or she has died and is a walking corpse. This delusion is usually expanded to the degree that the patient might claim that he can smell his own rotting flesh and feel worms crawling through his skin. The latter phenomenon is a recurring experience of people chronically deprived of sleep or suffering amphetamine/cocaine psychosis. Paradoxically, being “dead” often gives the patient the nation of being immortal.

Wow, I’m really lucky that I don’t have a really bad disease. I will no longer (for today) complain about bodily pain and not being able to breathe. I hope all of you learnt to appreciate how lucky you are.

Until tomorrow kids! Remember: Wrap it up!

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One Response to “I think I got the “black lung”, Pa. *cough**cough*”

  1. luisa beloro said

    did you able to cure this kind of disease??

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