If you have followed this lowly website for any length of time…first, I apologize…and second, you know I get geeked by science.
I love all aspects of science and what it means to life & the world around us.
That being said, you probably haven’t given much thought about the Periodic Table of Elements since high school chemistry class.
Well I’m here to say those 118 elements & their respected symbols have a double meaning. ESPECIALLY if you have multiple sclerosis.
Let me explain using several examples…
The element Carbon, in chemistry, is known simply by the letter “C.”
But those of us with MS, might know the letter “C” as the popular medication Copaxone.
Iodine, in chemistry, is represented with the letter “I.”
Meanwhile, in the MS world, “I” is short for “Interferon.”
The element Boron is “B” in chemistry.
While we with MS know “B” stands for “Betaserone.”
Pretty simple, huh?
Here are some other elements from the Periodic Table and what I believe (not certain though) are the meanings of the element’s symbol to us living with multiple sclerosis
MS meaning- What every MSer lives for on a hot day.
MS meaning- Short for “You’re not gonna stick that big needle in my arm ARE YOU?”
MS meaning- Physical therapy.
MS meaning- Sound you make when stretched too far in physical therapy.
MS meaning- Abbreviation of what’s said when I stub my toe during a midnight trip to the bathroom.
Meaning- Sound made by a dog who doesn’t use vowels.
MS meaning- “Don’t remind me or I’ll have to go again.”
MS meaning- “Why me?”
MS meaning- “Man, I wish I could go.”
Meaning- The answer when asked “How much cake did you eat?”
MS meaning- Gut reaction at cost of a medication.
MS meaning- Trying to swallow umpteen Prednisone pills.
MS meaning- Setting a record time for buttoning a shirt/blouse.
Meaning- Burger King
Meaning- What you do after drinking fizzy soda at Burger King.
Meaning- My grades.
MS meaning- The time of day many MSers get drowsy.
MS meaning- Short for “Hug.” What you need on a bad day.
See? Who says you can’t learn anything by reading this drivel.
Till next time.