Coining some new terminologies or words for fun and laughing at myself in the process:
Limbo Land- the area whereby a patient is in between psa's and the unknowns of PCa..e.g....I am waiting for the next psa test or scan information or pathology or test...thus "limbo land" you have no clue where you stand at this juncture or perhaps the next juncture.
Jungle- the area whereby a new patient finds himself after first being diagnosed with PCa or the bizarre letters and numbers, parameters, tests, assessments....whereby you have to cut through it without a map to figure out is there a way out of here, I surely don't want to stay in the Jungle.
Twilight Zone- trying to put PCa into simple and consistent precise engineering and scientific methodologies....Yeah...you must be in the twilight zone....it actually is all so unreal and bizarre...it has to be a dream or must be made up. Just read your first pathology or abstract as a newbie...it seems like something out of the Twlight Zone...Rod Serling couldn't even get this bizarre.
Partin table- this is whereby you are Part'n with your prostate (LOL)
Digital rectal exam- you wish it were digital readouts but it is the Dreaded Rectal Exam (DRE)
Cash-o-dex- a pill that cost you about $20 a day
Radio-therapy: am music=talkie or fm= rocky your brain into la-la land
Hi-dose radio therapy: XM=radio or Sirius=radio (serious hi dose-aka Howard Stern, et al)
cry-o-therapy: it is a sob story while you freeze your _ss off
injection: sometimes during consultantation you are allowed to get a word in edge wise
office visit: doc sees you for 5-10 minutes at best and bills 60 minutes
frequency~'freak-quince-sea': numerous times to the room, see flushing, bladder spazmosious
LHRH~ (L)ong (H)ot & (R)epeated (H)ot flashes (see "men-will-pause"- menopause)
Phd.~ piled high on drugs (e.g. ADT3 etc.)
Niagara~ blissful bladder emptying event caused by useage of flomax, proscar, avodart
Viagara~ blissful event whereby little buddy becomes big buddy a.k.a. a "stiffy"-Englishmen say
ultrasound~ the noise that may occur during a rough DRE, like singing high middle "C"
side effects~ a.k.a. the small print, fast disclosure verbage on T.V.
potency~ male might dress up in fine clothes to see the doctor, like the man whom went to see his uro~doc all dressed up, doc says why are you so dressed up....'son if I am going to be impotent...then I want to look impotant!!
Ever notice the male image poster in the docs offices of uro-docs, notice the guy is not muscular and kind of out of shape, puggy alittle.....the reasoning for this particular posted image???? Truth in advertising...this is how will look after doing a year or more on hormone therapies....Ok that one might not have been to funny (I did those drugs 2 yrs. and started to look alot more like the poster too).
Who's next with something along these lines, who says we can't have a little fun along the way?
Post Edited (zufus) : 2/21/2009 5:09:57 AM (GMT-7)