Periodic Table Of Elements Of MS

Wed, Feb 1, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis

 

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.

 

Thinks he's Bill Nye?

Thinks he’s Bill Nye?

 

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…

 

Where is he going with this?

Where is he going with this?

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, okay...

Yeah, okay…

 

 

 

Iodine, in chemistry, is represented with the letter “I.”

 

Meanwhile, in the MS world, “I” is short for “Interferon.”

 

 

 

 

I get this know!

I get this now!

 

 

 

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

 

Spot on!

Spot on!

 

Actinium

 

Symbol-   Ac

 

MS meaning-  What every MSer lives for on a hot day.

 

 

 

Yikes!

Yikes!

 

 

 

Ruthenium

 

Symbol-   Ru

 

MS meaning-  Short for “You’re not gonna stick that big needle in my arm ARE YOU?”  

 

Sweating already.

Sweating already.

 

 

Platinum

 

Symbol-   Pt

 

MS meaning-   Physical therapy.

 

 

 

 

Ooof!

Ooof!

 

 

Ununtrium

 

Symbol-   Uut

 

MS meaning-   Sound you make when stretched too far in physical therapy.

 

 

 

&%$#!!!

&%$#!!!

 

 

Gadolinium

 

Symbol-   Gd

 

MS meaning-   Abbreviation of what’s said when I stub my toe during a midnight trip to the bathroom.

 

 

Speak doggie speak!

Speak doggie speak!

 

 

Rutherfordium

 

Symbol-   Rf

 

Meaning-   Sound made by a dog who doesn’t use vowels.

 

 

 

 

Thanks.

Thanks.

 

 

Phosphorus

 

Symbol-   P

 

MS meaning-   “Don’t remind me or I’ll have to go again.”

 

 

 

 

Asked a million times.

Asked a million times.

 

 

Yttrium

 

Symbol-   Y

 

MS meaning-   “Why me?”

 

 

 

 

 

I've tried.

I’ve tried.

 

 

Polonium

 

Symbol-  Po

 

MS meaning-   “Man, I wish I could go.”

 

 

 

 

But it was so good.

But it was so good.

 

 

Hafnium

 

Symbol-   Hf

 

Meaning-   The answer when asked “How much cake did you eat?”

 

 

 

That's crazy!

That’s crazy!

 

 

Bohrium

 

Symbol-   Bh

 

MS meaning-   Gut reaction at cost of a medication.

 

 

 

How many?

How many?

 

 

Gallium

 

Symbol-   Ga

 

MS meaning-   Trying to swallow umpteen Prednisone pills.

 

 

 

C'mon fingers.

C’mon fingers.

 

 

Praseodymium

 

Symbol-   Pr

 

MS meaning-   Setting a record time for buttoning a shirt/blouse.

 

 

 

I'm royalty.

I’m royalty.

 

 

Berkelium

 

Symbol-   Bk

 

Meaning-   Burger King

 

 

 

Pardon me.

Pardon me.

 

 

Ytterbium

 

Symbol-   Yb

 

Meaning-  What you do after drinking fizzy soda at Burger King.

 

 

 

Not a smart guy.

Not a smart guy.

 

 

Darmstadtium

 

Symbol-   Ds

 

Meaning-   My grades.

 

 

 

Big yawn.

Big yawn.

 

 

Promethium

 

Symbol-   Pm

 

MS meaning-   The time of day many MSers get drowsy.

 

 

 

 

And lastly…

 

Please, I need one.

Please, I need one.

 

 

Mercury

 

Symbol-   Hg

 

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.

 

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2 Responses to “Periodic Table Of Elements Of MS”

  1. My Odd Sock Says:

    Kim,
    Thank you so much! Always good to hear from you.

  2. Kim@stuffcould... Says:

    I havent thought about periodic table since High School, your right! These were so funny. I have taken a few of the meds. The cost of the meds, wish I could go lol