I SO love that word...alleged. I get to use it all the time, nearly every day in my job. So and so "alleges" this situation/statement/occurrence is true...the respondent "allegedly" did such and such. It's a great word. It holds such *legal-eze* power, and yet suggestion without responsibility. It says, "we THINK what this person is saying may be true, but we didn't SEE it happen ourselves, therefore, we can only "allege" what is being said is true".
So...my MS "allegedly" may be acting up a bit this week. I can only "allege" this statement to be true because I don't know for sure. I can't really SEE it working in my body or creating some of the minor problems I've been having...like cramps/pain in my calves and gastric upset. Certainly there is a list as long as my arm of OTHER possible culprits that could "allegedly" be causing some distress in my body. And because the issues are relatively minor (meaning: I'm not blind, incontinent, unable to walk, slurring speech, unable to stand upright, etc., = "minor"), I'm certainly not in the mood to do a thorough INVESTIGATION of the cause.
For now, I'm just going to "allege" my MS may be tapping on a couple of my last good nerves and creating some dizziness, muscle/spasm issues in my calves, pain and heaviness in my left leg...and I'm going to "allege" the gastric upset, aka, THE TROTS, has been caused by a virus spreading like butter around my office (and why DO we refer to diarrhea as "the trots"? Anyone? Too much information?).
Time will tell...in the world of Multiple Sclerosis, time is about the ONLY sure thing MS can't hide from. Until I have some cold, hard facts, my dear MS friend will simply remain under investigation. Oh yes...I'm watching "it". "It" just doesn't know I'm giving "it" the fish eye right now. Court is now in session...