Despite living in Edinburgh and receiving a Hogwarts letter, I was stuck being homeschooled. Scrofungulus is no picnic, let me tell you! The fairly contagious infection causes multicolored mushrooms to sprout from odd places on the neck and, at least in my case, occasionally spark. It took several years to finally clear up the infection, and my voice is soft as a whisper, but I didn’t spend that time just laying around. I spent time researching the ailment, of course, and I’m just glad I didn’t come down with something worse, like Vanishing Sickness! I was able to complete my O.W.Ls and N.E.W.T.s just a year behind schedule and began my post-secondary education when I was eighteen. If you haven’t guessed, I work on the Second Floor in the Magical Bugs and Diseases department.