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I used to think that, when I got sick, it was my tushy where the illness was, since my mom took my temperature there several times a day and always announced how high it was and seemed so concerned with what was going on "back there."
When I was younger I saw a rugrats episode where Chuckie was scared to get a shot and he had a dream that his stuffed bear got one and then it exploded, and after that I got scared I would explode if I got one... I still have this irrational fear.
when I was little this kid told me that if you suck on your hair while it's wet (which is something I used to do alot) you would get worms.
I used to believe that bruises were mouldy blood.
when i was about seven yrs. i thought tampons where band-aids so one day my friend got a cut at my house so i said that we had special band-aids and i taped the tampon to his leg when my mom came out and asked what happened we told her and she could stop laughing to this day she even told the story to my kids
I was once in my mom's car when we drove past a 'naval hospital'. I thought it was a navel hospital - a hospital for people with injured bellybuttons.
I read the book "The Velveteen Rabbit" when I was a child. It's a story about a young boy who contracts Scarlet Fever, set in a time when they didn't know much about diseases. They ended up having to burn all of the boy's toys, bedding, and stuffed animals -- including his favourite, his velveteen rabbit. I was terrified for years, even into college, of getting Scarlet Fever. I couldn't bear the though of my favourite teddy bear and pillow -- which have been with me my whole life -- being tossed into a bonfire. Scarlet Fever is still one of my biggest fears,
i used to believe that if you had a heart attack , your heart would jump out and attack you! it scared me to death....
I used to think that Levitra was an arthritis medicine, and that Viagra was a heart medicine.
I was terrified of breaking a bone, i thought it was the worse thing that cold happen to you. I would exemine my elbow bone every morning bcos it stuck out (like its meant 2) and i thought there was something wrong with it. i was so scared.
All this changed when i broke my arm and i realised breaking a bone wasn't actually that bad.
I watched a movie when i was just a young tike and it was said that a charachter had a stroke when they slipped in the shower. So from then i believed that having a 'stoke' meant that you slipped in the shower.
I knew that people who had cancer frequently lost their hair, but I didn't know it was a symptom of the treatment. I thought it was a symptom of cancer itself. Cue heart attack when I noticed my long hair falling out more than normal in the shower!
I used to believe that cancer itself made you bald, rather than the chemotherapy treatment!
When I was little I used to fake being sick a lot, because then I got to stay in bed and get spoiled by my grandparents, then this guy dressed in white started stopping by every time I was faking, and my gp's would tell me it was the doctor and he was going to operate on me, needless to say all of a sudden I was all healthy and out of bed.
Later in life I found out that the guy was a mason who worked in the same company as my grandfather grrr.
My mom had me believing that if it was cold outside and I went out with wet hair that I would get a strep throat. The same went for going to bed with damp hair. Even though I know this isn't what causes strep throat, to this day I still stop and think maybe I should get out the blow dryer....just in case!!
When i was 12, i was very scared of people when they threw up. I was told that bathroms that people barfed in were bad to into, and the barf would come out of the toilet or or the shower, and i avoided bathrooms that people puked in for a long time. When my best friend spent the weekend with me, we ate some chinese food, and she had the salmon, and in the morning, she went to the bathroom, and well, threw up. she told me, and i didnt go there for a year.
I used to believe that when you had cancer, your bottom would be in front instead of in back.
I used to believe that my parent was actually stuffing me with tissue when I cut myself.
When I got a bad throat, I thought it is going to be like this forever now. So every 5 minutes I tried coughing, and felt disappointed and sad each time.
I used to believe that Alzheimer's disease was called oldtymers disease.