Sometimes, though, you can get some mighty weird answers. So, to help you enjoy the 3 day weekend, here are a few from my archives.
"My mom had diabetes, but only when she was alive."
"Both my grandmothers got menopause. My mom may have it, too."
Dr Grumpy: "Any major illnesses in your family?"
Mr. Bozo: "No, but my Dad was a Lieutenant".
"My mom died of liver cirrhosis. Nobody knows how she got it, because she never smoked a day in her life."
"My brother has diabetes. I think it's gestational diabetes."
"My mom is 80 and healthy as a horse, except for her lung cancer."
"My grandparents were from Norway, or maybe Germany, or it could have been England. You know, one of those Russian countries."
"My parents are both fine, but my goldfish has been sick."
"My father died of uterine cancer".
"Family illnesses? Hell, Doc, I don't even know my Mom's last name anymore. She changes it all the fucking time".