Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thursday Thirteen Edition 2

Thirteen medical conditions I have, had, thought I had, or think I have or will have:
  1. Perennial Allergic Rhinitis (have) - my nasal passages get inflammed and almost close up, it feels like I'm drowning when it gets really bad!
  2. Acne Vulgaris (had) - I guess we've all had a pimple here and there during puberty....why does it have to be called Acne? It's such an ugly word...ACNE, ACNE... it's like a curse word if you ask me.... can't we just call it pimplitis or something other than ACNE....
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (have) - just a mild case, need to lay off the caffeine and chocolates.
  4. Myopia (have) - a.k.a. nearsightedness, I love my glasses, even working in a LASIK clinic didn't convince me to abandon my glasses.
  5. Cholelithiasis (thought I had) - a.k.a. gallbladder stones. I had an ultrasound of my gallbladder and I'm clear!
  6. Ankylosing Spondylitis (think I have) - a joint disease that affects mainly the spine, I have a positive family history.
  7. Hypertension (will have) - strong family history and already have it to some degree, too much coffee and stress.
  8. Diabetes Mellitus (will have) - strong family history.
  9. Osteoarthritis (think I have) - you don't have to be that old to have it...
  10. Plantar Fascitis (have off and on)- foot and heel pain. I got it from running and standing for long periods of time (in the O.R.)
  11. TMJ (had) - got my wisdom teeth out, and it cleared up.
  12. Hyperthyroidism (thought I had) - turns out it was just really hot in the Philippines, and I was drinking too much coffee....
  13. Hypochondriasis (for sure I have) - you must have seen this coming, and trust me, there's more than just 13.... Luckily (for the doctor), I hate going to the doctor.....
Happy Thirteening TTers! Bon Sante!

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Laura said...

strong family history of type 2 diabetes here too but i am considered low risk due to lifestyle choices.
interesting list.
my tt is up

Lily said...

I agree. 'Acne' is such an ugly, ugly word. I hate that word. I also don't like the word 'pimple'...I guess I just plain don't like those little spots I get! Happy TT!!!

amy said...

praying for your health..there are a lot workds like that I dont like either..heres to staying healthy

Di said...

I was a little worried! I think every blogger should leave access to his/her blog to someone in his/her will so that at least if this hypochondriosis thing is fatal, we'll know you are gone! :)

Anyone who thinks that is inappropriate, sorry! Dark humor.

Anele said...

Oh, you're not alone.
I have strong family history of the diseases you related and then some!
You're not alone! :-)
My TT is up too!
A. xox

tina said...

mhmm siguro "seloso/selosa" ang mga kins/relatives mo ano?

scribbit said...

Hope you have a great holiday anyway--Wow. Tough list.

Leah said...

you are one sick person Angelo (ha!ha!ha!)

hope all goes well with the WILL Have illnesses.

Funny how it all sound so bad when you list them this way.

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Laura: Ya, I need to make those lifestyle changes too, now while I still can! Happy T13!

Lilly: Zit's another one of those words... so what should we call it? Happy T13!

Amy: Thank you so much, I do need to start taking care of myself :)

Di: LOL, I'm not sure if my case of hypochondriasis is fatal, but I'll let everyone know if I ever find out hehe.... don't worry, I don't have nosenseofhumouritis. Happy 13!

Anele: Oh no, I hope all of us can start making those lifestyle changes while we still can! Bon Sante! Happy T13 :)

Tina: hehe I'm not so sure about that one :) Happy Thursday!

Scribit: Thanks, happy holidays to you too :) Happy T13!

Leah: hahahaha LOL! Ya I guess I am pretty sick LOL :) That was a good one! Let's all start taking better care of our health though. Bon Sante and Happy Thursday Thirteen!

ghee said...

me too!I hate going to the doctor...

hmmm,i am a coffee drinker,too..does it mean I`m in trouble? :)

hehe,pimplitis is cute,i like it better.

I`m sure you can avoid the "future" illnesses and you can take care of yourself so well. :)

btw,I`m done with my assignment and finally,I`ve updated my blog.

I see you there!!

local girl said...

Boy, that's quite a list! The only thing I've had from that is TMJ. I still have it. Happy TT!

Gina said...

RX: It's more case #13!
Nothing that a good dose of a hearty laughter everyday can't cure.
NIce TT Angelo!

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Ghee: Thanks so much for finishing it so quickly! Ya, too much coffee is bad, but I know how you feel coz I can't get through a day without at least 2-3 cups!

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Local Girl: I hope your TMJ gets better, it's really distressing if your jaw locks up!

Gina: You MUST be a grea doctor, coz your diagnosis and treatment are BANG ON!

Toe said...

Even your diseases are nerdy Angelo. :) They all sound Greek to me... except for acne. :) Myself, I have costochondritis (had) and myasthenia gravis (think I have... I have droopy eyelids).