According to the UrbanDictionary, the term springs from a posted definition from a UD contributor named conceitedAsHell) back in 2003.
Since this was “follow-up” week from my August 6 hernia mesh implant, which involved my personal science project in an attempt to ‘beat the laws of medicine’ I’ve been doing a lot of study on patientology.
Not just as it relates to being a grand patient (doctors don’t get enough “up-side surprises” as I see it), but also to how we – as aging upright apes – take on this whole (increasingly likely) interaction process with the medical community as we age.
As a result, I’ve been working on generalizing a personal pro-active approach for Elaine and me – many details of which I think you’ll find interesting. Especially one mental acuity protocol I call simply “the gauntlet.”
We’ll jump into this stuff just as soon as we roll through the midweek ChartPack and see if the news headlines make any more sense today than they did Tuesday. Spoiler alert: Don’t hold your breath…