The last two months have been difficult, to say the least. My oldest son has been diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous tumor. It is a rare cancer and it is growing at an alarming rate. He was moved into hospice yesterday.
I have spent many hours in the hospital listening to the doctors and nurses use medical terms that most laypeople may not understand. To be honest, I had to look up definitions of some of the terms they used after they left the room.
So, I decided I need to do something to push back what is a dark time. Just for fun let’s look at some “definitions” of some commonly used medical terms.
Artery – The study of fine painting
Bacteria – The back door of the cafeteria
Benign – What you are after you be eight
Bowel – A letter like A, E, I, O or U
Cesarean Section – A neighborhood in Rome
Cat scan – Searching for kitty
Cauterize – Made eye contact with her
Dilate – To live long
Enema – Not a friend
GI Series – A Soldier ball game
Impotent – Distinguished, well known
Labor Pains – Getting hurt on the job
Medical Staff – A doctor’s cane
Morbid – A higher offer
Nitrate – Cheaper than day rates
Node – Was aware of
Organic – Church musician
Outpatient – Person who fainted
Post Operation – A letter carrier’s job
Recovery Room – A place to do upholstery
Secretion – Hiding anything
Seizure – Roman Emperor
Terminal Illness – Getting sick at the airport
Urine – Opposite of you’re out
Thank you for indulging me. Sometimes it is better to just laugh instead of cry.
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