Thursday, February 05, 2009

It's "Alleged" Until Proven Beyond A Reasonable Doubt...

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...

9 comments:

Spaz Attack said...

You mean the Tiajana Trots? Came about from all the California visitors to Tiajana drinking the water; hence having to quickly trot to find a bathroom before the sh*t trotted out the arse.
My MS trots are usually caused by muscle relaxers relaxing me old sphinter too much

I'm wondering if my current knee problems (knees don't wantto bend are very painful) could be a flare...any thoughts on that?

have myelin said...

My MS trots are usually caused by lawyers or MS medications. Especially lawyers.

Jen said...

I read Spaz Attack's remark and agree: I've had copious "expulsions" from taking muscle relaxers (since my sphincter muscles are already "loose" to begin with..)

Now I'm developing diarrhea of the mouth...Gotta go!.....

Good morning, Braincheese....

TickledPink said...

People who are capable have the trots. It's how they get to the bathroom.

I have the "whoa, damn, whoops!"

Miss Chris said...

I absolutely hate the word alleged... seems overused by people who really don't know what they
re talking abut. And that is usually MS related in my experience! :)

Libby said...

usually we here in ohio refer to it as just 'the runs' (ironic...most ms patients can't!) or to be polite, the backdoor trots...

Denver Refashionista said...

I too will allege that my symptoms are acting up. My whole body aches and it feels like a truck is driving into the left side of my head and jaw.

LISA EMRICH said...

Well, I 'allegedly' am sorry that your nerves are getting tapped. We can't prove that to be true, but we can believe it to be true until proven false.

So this is where I 'supposedly' should wish for you to feel better. And if that it not possible, than I sincerely hope that I forced you to smile, or at least smirk. :)

Webster said...

We refer to diarrhea as "the trots," or "the runs," or even, as my brothers used to say, "the shits," because each of those is easier to say than diarrhea, and much easier to spell/type. That's my opinion written as (alleged) fact.

I'll even go ahead and surmise that you feel like crap, coming and going, and hope that you're feeling better soon.