Overheard on the hospital wards.
Term: Sick-as-hell anemia. Noun. Disease state, congenital blood disorder. As in, “I’ve got this disease, called sick-as-hell anemia. Sometimes my joints hurt. Sometimes I get a painful chest.”
Translation: Sickle-cell anemia.
Term: Smiling Mighty Jesus. Noun. Infectious Disease. As in, “They diagnosed her with the Smiling Mighty Jesus disease. They stuck a needle in her back and now she’s on the antibiotics. ”
Translation: Spinal Meningitis.
True story, bro.