As part of my course I have to research various ailments. They range from moles to heart failure and are often accompanied by quite graphic pictures.
Not good if you’re squeamish.
Luckily, gore and guts don’t make me churn and I find the body fascinating so even though it’s a lot of info to take in, I’m quite enjoying it.
I came across a few disorders I was able to write about without refering to any books or the internet.
Anaemia – I’ve had this on and off for years so know what to look for.
Eating disorders – self-explanatory. We won’t go there.
Depression and Seasonal Affected Disorder – both appear on my medical records.
Epilepsy – a result of recent events which have kept me awake at night looking at EEG results.
The flip side is that it has opened up a whole new world of dangerous self-diagnosis. I’m now reading each symptom like a check list and have stacked up a whole list of other issues I may or may not have.
I’m not going to let it worry me though. Stress is a major contributing factor to most of the illnesses.