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.
As always...YMMV significantly !
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !Review of my Journey so far