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Nic

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I have been on this forum for almost a year now I believe and I am finally going to ask this question :unsure: . What in the world does the D stand for before someone puts "H" for husband or "S" for son? For example, DH or DS. I am sure once someone tells me I will be like, "Duh that was obvious" but have secretly been trying to figure it out and just can't.

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I have been on this forum for almost a year now I believe and I am finally going to ask this question :unsure: . What in the world does the D stand for before someone puts "H" for husband or "S" for son? For example, DH or DS. I am sure once someone tells me I will be like, "Duh that was obvious" but have secretly been trying to figure it out and just can't.

Nicole

D (in this case) = dear. :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I was all prepared to answer "Diarrhea"....until I read the post. :lol::lol:

DH=Dear Husband...as Patti already said. :)


Rachel

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I think we should make a new acronym for husbands, to clear up this possible confusion with dematitis herpetiformous. How about TGATH (that guy around the house)? Or MGG (my Greek God?) ...I wish....Hmmmmm..... :)


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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I think we should make a new acronym for husbands, to clear up this possible confusion with dematitis herpetiformous. How about TGATH (that guy around the house)? Or MGG (my Greek God?) ...I wish....Hmmmmm..... :)

:lol::lol::lol:

OH? = Other Half


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

Nikki

Son diagnosed with Coeliac Disease Oct 2006 by biopsy (at age 13yrs)

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It is, of course, the only answer! I remember feeling left out when I first joined and didn't know what some of these short forms meant. Discouraging their use is the polite way to go. Have we really become so pressed for time (or lazy) that we cannot manage to type out a word in its entirety? :)


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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....just wanted to chime in...the abbreviations do keep me from understanding the posts sometimes. I would have said "D" is diarrhea ... I read somewhere that abbreviations are good when you are communicating one on one with someone, but not in general communications as it could lead to miscommunications. One example of this is a doctor's prescription!

I'd like to ask if we could keep the abbreviations down to a minimum.

Just a sugggestion..


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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I would also say to keep the abbreviations to a minimum because some people are in the habit of using dh for husband (I use hubby) or C.D. for compact disc but the auto thingy makes it "I have the new Enya celiac disease" and that just makes no sense whatsoever... I do kinda like the auto complete for celiac disease so that I don't have to type it all out all the time, but when people are talking about music I get really confused!

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This discussion is interesting to me.

This is the first forum I've ever been involved in--in fact, I didn't know how to post or even send an email before I joined up here. I had to ask my son how to do these things! I found the site, quite by accident, while using my new computer to look up an ingredient. At the time, that was about all I could manage :lol: I just wanted to be a part of this community because I had never been able to discuss these things with people before--and to find folks with the same issues as I had--I didn't care that I was computer-illiterate--I just wanted in :)

The only abbreviation I use is "D", because I'm too lazy to spell out diarrhea :P (And wasn't at all sure how to spell it :ph34r: ) I won't do that anymore--I wasn't aware that it made anyone feel excluded. :blink: The other abbreviations, I don't use, as I said, I'm not used to speaking "computer"! But, I was able to figure out pretty quickly what everyone was saying.

I never felt excluded--even when I was new. I just kind of jumped in with both feet!

The funny thing is, I'm not like that in real life at all! I tend to shy away from groups or people who I don't know well. :unsure:


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I just want to point out that using abbreviations like "D" for diarrhea will make it so that other people won't be able to search and find any important information that you might have posted about diarrhea. Please keep in mind that any posts you make here have the potential of helping people who end up here years from now...but only if they can find them.

Take care,

Scott


Scott Adams

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

Founder Celiac.com

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Please keep in mind that any posts you make here have the potential of helping people who end up here years from now...but only if they can find them.

Take care,

Scott

Now that you put it that way, I will be sure not to use the abbreviation again--I never thought of that! :D


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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The newest one, that I use even in speaking these days, how sad is that, is SO for "significant other". It gets sad when chat speak starts working its way into spoken language.

As for spelling, Firefox now has spell check built into the browser. So when you misspell something, it puts a red line under it like Word. Another reason to use Firefox.

Elonwy


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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