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08 October 2005 @ 02:32 pm
Further ruminations on words...  
Okay, it's still bothering me.

Menopause. Not gonna restart. Why pause?

And now, Post-menopause. ?? How is that a medical condition? It isn't. It is a state of being. Post-menopausal. Or, if you use my new word for menopause, post-menoceasal. It's an adjective. If you have already claimed menopause as a medical condition, there is no need to claim "post-menopause" as well.

Other medical conditions seen recently on paperwork at work:

"inhalation injury" O_o Did you take too deep a breath and pop something?

"irritable bowl syndrome" Is this when your cereal bowl yells at you in the morning because it doesn't like Grape Nuts?

"myocardial infartion" Well, yes, I would suppose that farting directly into your heart would qualify as a serious medical condition.

"incomplete abortion" I have no response to that.

"degenerative disk disease" I'm pretty sure that's a harddrive problem.



My State of Mind: confusedconfused
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seftiri: Crunchseftiri on October 8th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there will be more. LOL It's amazing what people will write down for all to see.

Even me. ;)
deify_bd_wong on October 8th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
"incomplete abortion" I have no response to that.




seftiri: Shatteredseftiri on October 8th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)

Incredibly sad and incredibly ew at the same time. :(
deify_bd_wong on October 8th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
So, half of it is still in her uterus?

That's a problem, right? O_O
seftiri: Save Meseftiri on October 9th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
See, that's what I don't know. No explanation. Just those words.
replevin for a cow.: scully | take it slowquasiradiant on October 9th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
yes! a huge problem!
deify_bd_wong on October 9th, 2005 04:12 am (UTC)
Well, obviously it was a problem, but I've learned something new today...
replevin for a cow.: er | abby says it's easier to runquasiradiant on October 9th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC)
so did i! i'd never even heard of it.
seftiri: Limers Ruleseftiri on October 9th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
See, why didn't I think of looking it up?

Thanks for helping me out with that!
replevin for a cow.: girl smokingquasiradiant on October 10th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
addicted. to. google. anything else you need info on? nothing? you're sure? help a girl out here...
shayshaych_03 on October 9th, 2005 11:25 am (UTC)
i think the one that gets me is the myocardial infart. i mean, taken to the extreme, that's like, a heart problem because you were trying to be nice and hold it...

seftiri: Mar Grinseftiri on October 9th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
LOLOLOL You make me laugh!
shayshaych_03 on October 9th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC)
well then we're even because you make me laugh all the time :D