Sunday, August 06, 2006

Not here...

...For a few days, anyway.

I'm scheduled for a little teensy-tiny, eensy-weensy out-patient procedure tomorrow (Monday) morning.


Since the doctor told me no less than three times how it wouldn't hurt that much, I have a sneaking suspicion that it's going to hurt. A lot. Well, at least afterwards.

That suspicioun is rooted in past experiences. About 17 or so years ago, after we had lost our second baby, one of the "routine tests" that my doctor wanted to do was something called an endometrial biopsy.

If you are a women, and you are reading this, and you have had one of these, you already know what I'm going to say next.

If you are a man, forget about it. You cannot even begin to imagine.

It hurts.

So badly. So very badly.

I've had to undergo that procedure twice in my adult career, and if I never go through it again, it will be too soon. I would not wish it one anyone.

Female doctors will give you a sedative, and/or a tranquilizer and advise you to bring a friend or family member to drive you home. Male doctors say "Let's just get this done! It will be over with in just a second - why it's just a little pinch!" in a jolly voice.

I'd like to pinch something of theirs, and see how they feel.

Trust me, they wouldn't be so damn jolly afterwards.

Luckily, my adventure in out-patient surgery tomorrow will be nowhere near my uterus.


In the meantime, I recommend going over and visiting Stu. He is doing this newfangled AudioBlogging now, and his current post is to show me just how easy it is to get started.

Silly Boy.

He thinks I'm going to AudioBlog.

I like Stu. He makes me laugh!


Be sure to visit Danger Mouse too. Especially if you have any good advice for morning sickness. :)


So, that should keep you busy for a little while. Don't forget to check out all of my friends over there on the right, in my blogroll. Every one of 'em is special. :)

I'll see you in a few days.

T. :)


Stu said...

First, I wish you a speedy recovery. Treat yourself well. Be as kind to yourself as possible. Chocolate.

Second, laughter is important to me, giving and receiving. But I will refrain from being funny for the next few days, at least until you've recovered a bit, as I don't want to cause any involuntary spasms.

Third, this turkey sandwich walks into a bar. She hops up on a stool and whistles for the bartender. The bartender ambles over and the turkey sandwich says, "Let me have a whisky, neat." The bartender pauses, lowers his head, leans in close to the turkey sandwich and whispers, "I'm sorry, ma'am, but we don't serve food here."

Suldog said...

So this guy walks into a bar. OUCH!

Love the new little descriptives of we who are linked, by the way.

Garrett said...

I don't AudioBlog, but once in a great while I PhonePost. :-) You should set up an account at so Donna and I can add you to our Friends Lists.

Ericka said...

so, you okay? hope all's well...

Suldog said...

Indeed. Update, my friend?

Stu said...

Uh, ok, it's been more than a week. Are you ok? Did the procedure go smoothly?

The patient shook his doctor's hand in gratitude and said, "Since we are the best of friends, I would not want to insult you by offering payment. But I would like for you to know that I had mentioned you in my will."

"That is very kind of you," said the doctor emotionally, and then added, "Can I see that prescription I just gave you? I'd like to make a little change."

Danger Mouse said...

Hope all is well and you are recovering quickly! We miss you!