Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thank you Quick and Easy Medical Terminology

Last night I finished one of my classes for the semester! It was a self study course that you could do at your own pace. I decided to crank out my last two exams and quiz last night after a day of studying. The course was on Medical Terminology and taught the Greek and Latin roots of words that help you to understand medical terms in a quick and easy way (oh how convenient!).

I do feel very well versed in the medical terms which I think is important for anyone to know... I mean how frustrating is it to go to the doctor if you don't understand what they are talking about. However the main thing I took away from this class was a list of diseases and disorders I am glad that I don't have and hope to never contract in my life. Here are just a few, in no particular order:

  • Kyphosis- A condition commonly known as humpback or hunchback

  • Dysphagia- Inability to swallow or difficulty swallowing.

  • Trichosis- Abnormal condition of hair growth, including baldness or excessive hair growth in an unusual place

  • Exophthalmos- Protrusion of the eyeballs

And here are a few self diagnosis of my current health condition:

  • Polyuria - Excessive urination... especially in the middle of the night.

  • Polyphagia- Excessive hunger and uncontrolled eating

  • Cephalalgia- Headache

  • Narcolepsy- Sudden attacks of sleep that occur at internals

The above was not meant to be a complaint... I am quite enjoying my pregnancy these days. Feeling the baby move is really exciting and makes everything else seem like no big deal.

1 comment:

Thomas said...

This is only funny to me because I knew all of those terms and suffer from 3 of them regularly. Hilarious, and now I feel smart.

Thanks for the ego boost. Glad all is well.