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My mother sewed clothes for my sister, so when the adults talked about getting stitched-up at the hospital, I envisioned some sort of large machine that you would be run under to get sewn back together.
when i was smaller my mom told me that if i walked around the house without shoes, little bugs would climb into me and make me sick
That hospitals were like prisons, torture chambers, or worse. I based this on adults' reactions to news that someone was in the hospital.
I used to believe that standing on my head while taking something to cure a headache would make it go away faster, because the medicine went straight to my brain
Broken bones meant that your arm or leg was separated from your body.
I used to believe that if you scratched Chickenpox, they would grow into trees and the roots would feed off of your blood. Thanks to my older brother and sister :)
I used to think that you got cancer by hurting yourself. I hit my funny bone on a door when I was 8 and it hurt so bad I was positive I'd given myself cancer. I didn't tell anyone because I was sure my mom would be mad that I was horsing around and getting cancer. I decided sticking my arm in the microwave after making food was the only way to cure myself and not get in trouble. After a few weeks I was cured and mom was none the wiser.
When I was sick when I was little, my mom would either say that I had a big fever or a small fever. I always though she was saying 'beaver' so I imagined that there was a beaver inside me when I was sick. If I was really sick, a huge beaver was inside of me.
When I was younger, my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer. For some reason I thought he got cancer by someone spraying him with an aerosol can.
I used to think ringworm really was a worm in my skin
When i was little my sister got a hernia, earlier that day we had been chasing butterflies around the garden so i explained to her that one of the butterflies she caught had ate his way into her stomach and gave her the hernia... shes 19 now and still to this day has the most irrational fear of butterflies
I thought a depressant was the opposite of an antidepressant and wondered why anyone would take them if they make you depressed!
When I was little my mom used to give me gatorade when I had stomach aches. It would stay in the fridge until I had a stomach ache, nobody would ever drink it otherwise. So for the longest time i thought gatorade was medicine. I got really confused when I first saw someone buy it from the supermarket, and then my dad explained that its just a regular drink.
When i was little, my grandfather used to tell me that if i left a splinter in too long that it wold travel to my brain and kill me...i beleived it for years and would immediatly take out any splinters!
i used to believe that your Adam's apple would get mad at you and sprout spikes. that's how u get a sore throat
When I was little, I believed that when my body hurt (from growing pains) I was getting cancer.
When I was younger I asked my parents could I play with my neighbours but they said no they have chicken pox. My response was, mm sounds yummy can I have some? Yep I thought it was food.
I used to believe that the dentist had to drill through your cheek to get to your teeth. I screamed and cried in his chair and was eventually sent to a children's dentist where they used laughing gas.
When I was young, I thought that if you get stung by a bee, you get the Chicken Pox. To this day, that thought pops into my head whenever I see bees. Lol! I have no idea where the idea came from, but I believed it :)
When I was little I thought if you were sick the only way to get better was to give it to someone else.