Everyone has that one weird thing about them that makes for a great story at parties. You might have three testicles. Or you might have O-negative blood. These stories––and more––were shared after Redditor jumpinpuddleok asked: "What about you is statistically rare?"
I have congenital panhypopituitariasm which basically means I don't have a pituitary gland, my immune system is really, REALLY weak, like basically non existent. Most people don't live past five. But here I am!!
"I'm a woman..."
I'm a woman and I'm colorblind. It's about a 0.5% chance in women so 16x rarer than colorblind men.
I have cervical ribs. When the doc saw it he got all nerdy and got his partner because he'd never seen them in real life before.
"I'm in a medical journal..."Giphy
I'm in a medical journal for a 'one in 2 million' odds type of rare tumor. My surgeon had only seen one once before, and mine was the biggest. Also wasn't caused by hormonal birth control (almost all hepatocellular adenomas are) mine was 7lbs and the size of a dinner plate.
So I'm in that medical journal as 16 year old female (back in 2007) and a photo of my butt is potentially in a medical textbook that same year. I developed henoch shonlein purpura and vasculitis secondary to end stage liver failure. My doctor said it was a 'textbook case' and asked for my permission for a photo.
Not sure if it was used or not. If you have a pediatric rheumatology textbook from 2008 or so by Dr Lauren Pachman let me know.
Technically I should've died several times but didn't, and was lucky enough to receive a transplant in 2009. So those are some anomalies. I also moved to Alaska and married an Eskimo. Which sounds ridiculous but is true, haha.
Oh, and I'm left handed- and my immediate family is all left handed as well.
"I was born..."
I was born with no glucose in my body, none at all. They had to jumpstart my pancreas with massive injections of blood absorbed glucose. Which worked. Don't have diabetes, which is apparently the rare part of all that
I have been pregnant twice, both times with naturally occurring triplets. Both accidents from failed birth control (condoms, depo) Same partner too, but the eggs dropping are my fault. I just get too excited I guess! Unfortunately, I only have one living child. She'll be two soon.
"I can do this thing..."Giphy
I can do this thing where I can make my entire body tingle just by activating some muscles that are a part of my abdomen and back. No idea what it is. I've found a few people online who can do it.
"I met a dude..."
I dated a dude with 3 testicles. His specific type meant that all 3 balls were producing sperm and testosterone. There has only been something like 203 cases of this ever occurring in medical history including ANIMALS. This means me even meeting this guy is a statistical rarity.
My earlobes don't match. My right is attached and the my left is unattached. Never noticed anyone else to also experience this.
I'm immune/highly resistant to opioids.
I've been prescribed them numerous times for post-operative pain management but always complained to my doctors about them not working and still in a considerable amount of pain (removed piece of jaw bone for tooth extraction. I was also given them at high doses before surgeries with little to no results which shook doctors. I've never abused opioids previously, plus I was strongly against taking them due to it's addictive nature before finding out they're duds to me.
You can just imagine the how fun surgeries or recoveries are! Good thing I rarely have surgeries in addition to a relatively high pain tolerance. Phew!