I was just reading an item on the BBC about IBS treatments and I thought of the other (slight) issues that I have that are really not fair...
The item was about old fashioned remadies that doctors generally ignore these days, but may actually be the most benificial. I suffer from mild IBS (I know people who suffer with much more acute symptoms than me, and they really have my sympathy). Basically from time to time I bloat like a baloon over the course of a few minutes - from trousers that have inches to spare to not being able to do them up. This is accompanied by major stomach cramps and other issues that I will not go into here :) I may buy some perpemint oil and see if that actually works...
The other issue is my knees - well joints in general. I have been under treatment from a physiotherapist a couple of times in the past due to major pain in my knees. Almost like I had seriously sprained it, to the point where I could not walk on it.
X-rays showed that there was nothing wrong, and a few weeks rest cured the symptom until I started to use my knees again. After speaking to the physio she told me that all of my joints were, and I quote, "Too floppy" and as a result I was damaging the minicus each time I moved. I had to learn how to stand correctly, walk correctly, and cycle correctly in order to force my movements to match what a normal persons joints should automatically do.
The point... Both of these issues are common on both sides of my family. My mum and most of my aunts, and my female cousins have issues with IBS, and a good number of my aunts have issues specifically with their knees.
This is what think isn't fair - I have something in common with most of my female relations, and what is it? Illness and injury!
PS In case not obvious from my writing the comaplint is a little tongue in cheek (even if the issues are not) :)