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Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby CRguy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:05 pm

This is intended to be light hearted, but because I am a smartass, with an edgy, warped sense of humor, I thought I should include a disclaimer ! I have taken my cue from a number of other CClubbers who have "created" imaginative wording to describe our antics here. We have a legitimate "Terminology and Defintions" thread. This is NOT it, but because any discipline develops its own vocabulary.... I thought that this journey, with all the great folks we have on this board, could create a whole "street' language for the CClub. Feel free to add / change / or reinvent anything here. I accept full responsibility for most of this (for better or worse) but do recognize the creative efforts of other members who have already started me on the path.

So without further ado, in no particular order, I give you the unofficial CClub "Silly Sayings & Slang thread" ( otherwise known as Wacky Words of Wisdom.)



Scanxiety - anxiety created while waiting for a scan to be done, or scan results to come back.

Sucknitude - as in "It sucks to a huge magnitude".

Presults - preliminary results we try to coax out of technicians or assistants before the doctor gives us the official results.

Clustration - the frustration of having "cluster" BM's at any stage of the colorectal journey.

Chemorrhoids - ano-rectal swelling or irritation due solely to the effects of chemotherapy.

Fartistic - using intestinal gas as a creative outlet (often perfected by younger male NON colorectal patients).

Stagination - letting your imagination run wild, while waiting for your diagnostic stage to be determined. Will often accompany Scanxiety and promote attempts at getting Presults.

Stimagination - general term for letting our "stimulated imaginations" get away on us.

BMW's - (Bowel Movement Worries) any concern regarding output at the back door or ostomy. Can also be used to refer to" Butt Management Woes" in a more general sense.

Accshitdents - unexpected demonstrations of bowel function. Considered a major BMW.

Trustration - the frustration created when you think someone is not giving you the straight story.

Asscuses - creative attempts to blame pets or children for Accshitdents, such as rumblings and odors. May result from Fartistic endeavors in some individuals.

Sharts - BMW produced from the three phases of matter all blown into one, although two phases may often suffice.

Humorass / Hilariass - any degree of amusement peculiar to CClubbers or their bottom-line discussions.

Firerrhea - particularly uncomfortable BMW which often presents with Chemorrhoids (also referred to as "fire in the hole").

Comfartable - feeling of well deserved relief after passing gas (not normally associated with Sharts or other BMW's). Some argue it is actually a Fartistic endeavor (again, usually younger males).

Poopcorn - Supposedly cooked vegetable matter which emerges unscathed as a BMW.

Catscan - when your feline searches for just the right place to lie down on you. ( can also be termed Petscan if you have a dog, weasel, iguana or other non-feline companion, but cats are particularly good at finding the WRONG spot).

Lab work - taking your dog for a walk or cleaning up the back yard after him.

Lab results - what you cleaned up in the back yard.


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As always...YMMV significantly !

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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby SkiFletch » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:08 pm

Ah the wonders of Sharting :). My friends and I also sometimes call it playing a game of "crap or gas" when you have one of those farts that you think is gonna be boarderline but you're not really sure... So you get the quizzical look on your face, let one fly and then declare whether you win or loose :)
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10/9/10 got Married :D
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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby Carolina Girl » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:13 pm

Thank you for being such a great Humorass, to use your terminology and definition. I surely needed it today! Regards to all in this club! g
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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby CRguy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:16 pm

SkiFletch wrote: let one fly and then declare whether you win or loose :)


did you mean "win or lose" OR "WIND or LOOSE" :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
think I like this thread already.

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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby dianne052506 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:22 pm

Don't have anything near as wonderful to add, but you have made me laugh, and have brightened my day considerably. Thanks for the warmth of humor when it's so freaking cold outside!
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May 06 Stage IV CC: liver,ovarian mets
Oct 07 inoperable lung mets
Feb 08 - Apr'12 chemo
allergic to oxaliplatin, irinotecan
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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby Ivona » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:59 pm

Excellent idea to document CRC jargon! I love it! 8)

I think you covered the major ones. In addition how about:


CEAngst - the anxiety laden period while one awaits CEA test results

Oxi-moron - how one feels after several rounds of chemo that include the evil oxaliplatin

colon-cleanse - another term for BMW

chemo-brain - the cumulative side effect of chemo on brain function, can in fact be used as an excuse for either old age or simply getting out of having to do work, as in: "I'd love to help you work on that spreadsheet but I am having a bad spell of chemo-brain today so I better just rest"


That's all my chemo brain cal do for today....I'm off to the loo for another spell of BMW's.... :wink:
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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby Suze » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:13 pm

I think it was Justsing who coined Obsessive Googling Disorder (OGD) -- the inability to quit looking up all things CRC related on the computer, even when it is freaking you out. Been there, keep doing it any way. Susan
Dx 5/07 Stage IV 59 y/o
6 mos Folfox, Avas., erb.
Surg. for colon, liver mets 1/08
Folfox & Avas. 2/08-8/08
Liver met 10/09, Iri 11/09 - 7/10
SBRT 4/10, 12/10
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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby cptmac » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:27 pm

LOL I love this thread.

Although I believe that along with LOL should be GUB giggle under breath... Because I'm not always LOL..... But I am LOLing this...... :D :lol: :lol: :D
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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby BrownBagger » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:53 pm

Crappetite - As in "I thought I had to have a bowel movement, but now I've lost my crappetite."

Oleostomy - What Swedish guys get.

Stomacide - Ostomy reversal.

Scope-Dope - The stuff they give you to make colonoscopies tolerable.

Sigmoid Freund - A psychiatrist with his head in the wrong place.
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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby KarMel » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:32 pm

This is not from Colon club, I learned it many years ago, but it is appropriate to many discussions:

Flaming A: the burning around your rectum, induced by radiation damage or hemorrhoids, everytime you have a BMw
Stage IV, April 2009.
Treatments...multiple .
Currently none
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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby Ivona » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:42 pm

Suze wrote:I think it was Justsing who coined Obsessive Googling Disorder (OGD) -- the inability to quit looking up all things CRC related on the computer, even when it is freaking you out. Been there, keep doing it any way. Susan


I think Justsing has a whole plethora of great little terms... :) .... I definitely remember googling disorder..otherwise known as 'consulting Dr.Google'....and yes, guilty as charged.... :oops:
dx'd Oct '08 (age 48)
T3bN2Mx
9/23 LN's
resection Nov '08
Folfox Jan '09 - March '09
Xeloda March 24/09 - July 6/09

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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby CRguy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:02 pm

KarMel wrote:This is not from Colon club, I learned it many years ago, but it is appropriate to many discussions:

Flaming A: the burning around your rectum, induced by radiation damage or hemorrhoids, everytime you have a BMw



Oh yeah BTDT !...OR if you're Canadian "Flamin' A...Eh ? "

and we could add :
Flamous - having gained a reputation for flaming people online.

Flamous A - a most agressive flamer.

Keep 'em coming folks !!!

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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby jenhopesprays » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:16 pm

Love it Cr Guy...

CYA: getting that colonoscopy.

Lab gas: The family room scapegoat.

SBD: Silent but Deadly gas released.

USBD: Unidentified Silent but Deadly gas released when you thought is was not deadly.

Nuclear Option: Releasing an USBD in aisle 5 of the grocery store.

Fight or Flight Response: Lighting quick speed at which one clears aisle 5 of the grocery store after using the Nuclear Option so as not to get pegged as the responsible party. :mrgreen:

ER window roll: Rolling all windows down in car at the same time and then back up again, before kids can ask if you just used the Nuclear Option on them.....again. :o
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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby fourT's » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:58 pm

What a gas! No pun intended, or maybe so! This was so funny and got me and my hubby giggling! Here are a few of ours:

Barking Spiders - what you blame toots on

Buddy - the 48 hour 5fu bag

Nubbin - Port area on chest

Chemosabe - what I call hubby during chemo weekend

Chemo-fried - what hubby was the first 12 hrs. after getting folfiri
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Stage IV
colon resect 4/08/liver resect 10/08
11/09 NED-3/10 colo-pleural fistula/ileo
6/10 ileo rev
3/13 mets to peritoneum/HIPEC
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Re: Silly Sayings & Slang thread

Postby CRguy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:21 pm

Ok...OKAY now I am hugely challenged !!!
Luvin' this thread !

Chemo Sabe !!!!!! I actually MET Jay Silverheels here in Vancouver (when still a munchkin) ! 2 kewl :mrgreen:

Barking spiders !!! Had a Medicine Prof who would say " Who stepped on a frog !!! ??? "

SBD: Silent but Deadly, and all derivatives thereof ...what kinda CRguy would forget SBD ????

Had a drinkin' buddy (buddette actually) who would say " Not bad sound for a 1 inch speaker ! "

You people are BAAAADDD !!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
and ..... worse than ME ???? you are really.... KEWL !

Oh Yeah...I am home !

Cheers
CRguy
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