10 Struggles You’ll Recognise If You’re a Student With Raynaud’s Disease
Raynaud’s and freezing student homes: a match made in hell.
1. No one knows what it is.
“Mate, what’s up with your hands?”
2. So whenever you meet new people you have to begin the explanation all over again.
“A disease?” *Bleaches everything you have touched*
3. And deal with the awkward silence after you tell them.
“Oh, so your veins narrow when you’re in the cold? That’s… nice.”
4. The struggle of standing up in the middle of a seminar when pins and needles randomly appear in your foot.
Please don’t let me fall 🙏
5. You’re always cold.
“You want the heating on? It’s nearly June for god’s sake” – All of your housemates.
6. Going on a night out without a coat is not an option.
You’re not weak, you just don’t want to be a walking ice cube.
7. But you still have to go through the burning temperature change once you’re inside.
And you thought your problems were over.
8. It’s even worse when you forget your gloves.
9. Literally all you want is some hot weather.
But you live in the UK so…
10. And for someone, if not you, to dedicate their dissertation to inventing a cure for the disease.
Sure, your doctor said you’d grow out of it eventually, but is that before or after you pay off your student loan?