Morning sickness. An inadequate phrase if ever there was one. Two poorly chosen words that — to tell you the truth — bug me because they don’t elicit nearly enough sympathy. The question, of course, is why was the condition given this name? What’s the deal with the time constraints? I doubt the first patient for whom “morning sickness” was named ever said, “It’s the craziest thing, doctor. I wake up queasy. I vomit often. And then, at 11:59 a.m. I feel completely better.”
So, what should we rename it? The Never-Ending Flu? What do you think? Any ideas?