To convey that a patient has a very interesting/fascinating disease process, syndrome or problem from a medical standpoint, which you would typically describe to your medical colleagues as “crazy,” “cool,” or “awesome,” but that you also want to convey that you realize this is obviously not good for the patient, and often, in fact, suggests a poor prognosis or outcome, and that you are not a cold, heartless bastard that just ignores this fact. You do, in fact, care about the patient, and are saddened by the fact that he or she has this problem.
I’ll start with my suggestions:
- medically awesome, patiently bad
- bittersweet badness
- fasc-ible (combo fascinating and terrible)
- RIBB FoMP (really interesting but bad for my patient)