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1.
Any illness which the sufferer elects to ignore, because they're too busy with work and/or too shy to bother other people about trivialities like their own rapidly deteriorating health.

Jim Henson famously died of pneumonia, but not wanting to be a 'bother' to hospital people, delayed going until it was too late.
Go home and rest. We don't need anyone dying of Jim Henson's Disease here!
by pingnak January 22, 2011