Go ahead and laugh.
P.S. A while ago, Krispy asked Lydia for suggestions on slow-attacking diseases. Lydia had some great ideas, the gist of which she shared this week in her Medical Mondays post. Check out Prions from Outer Space. It'll make you grateful your proteins are normal!
And if you have a medical-related question yourself, be sure to check her Medical Mondays archive or drop her an email!