Back during the holidays while the Cranky Fitness team was
So did you know that medical professionals have a whole bunch of colorful terminology and official sounding abbreviations they use, strictly between themselves, to deal with difficult and patients and medical conditions?
Warning: these terms could be regarded as incredibly offensive, especially if you have recently lost a loved one. If you have, or if you otherwise don't approve of the whole notion, please skip this post and go directly to a better, more informative blog.
Still here? Cool.
Is it wrong to giggle at the idea that some medical professionals actually use these terms with each other and sometimes even jot them on patient charts? For those not easily offended, here is a random sampling for the Healthbolt story and from this compilation.
Brothel Sprouts - Genital warts
TFO - Too F*cking Old (person dying of old age)
CTS - Crazier than sh*t
Eiffel Syndrome - (From I-fell on it) patient with a foreign object in the rectum
CTD - Circling the Drain (patient expected to die soon)
Stream Team - urology dept
Peek and Shriek - open a patient surgically, discover an incurable condition, and close the incision immediately.
TLGP -Two Legged Guinea Pig - patient undergoing experimental or extreme treatments
Creepers - geriatrics using walkers and wheelchairs
OPD - Obnoxious Personality Disorder
Acute Lead Poisoning - Gunshot wound
Organ recital - a hypochondriac’s medical history
Horrendoplasty - A god-awful surgery with a probable poor outcome
Velcro - Family or friends accompanying patient everywhere
TTFO - Told To F*ck Off.
Oh, and do you think your nice veterinarian is totally above this sort of thing? Uh, sorry, no.
BSBF - buy small bags of food (almost dead)
CSTO - Cat Smarter Than Owner
So do these seem in dreadfully poor taste? Or have you heard any good ones, either from the medical field or some other profession where difficult customers/patients/situations must be dealt with?
(Oh and speaking of all things Medical, check out Marijke's great new blog for B-5: Help My Hurt!)