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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's only surgery

Going under the knife isn’t as terrifying as it sounds. People are worried that it will be painful (and sometimes it is) and that the recovery will be hard and arduous.

On more than one occasion, I’ve been asked the same question and my answer is always the same.

“So, are you nervous?”

“Why should I be? It’s only surgery,” is my reply.

But, I think I know what they’re really getting at: Do I worry about dying while/after an operation?

After thinking about it for two seconds, my answer remains the same: Why should I be? It’s only surgery.

These procedures are done in the hospital by qualified specialists. I put my faith in those who are handling the sharp instruments. I’m not getting anything done in the alleyway of a Mexican shantytown.

And if I have to die, at least it’s a sanitary place where I’ll be taken care of immediately. The last thing I’d want to happen is to be found in an unpleasant manner, and ready for a salacious page six story about how I got there in the first place.


Blogger Godfrey Off the Grid said...

like that woman they found in queens who had been dead for a year before her neighbors finally figured it out. scary!

March 11, 2009 1:53 am  
Blogger JCLL said...

There is some risk involved in any surgery. So glad you are fine

March 11, 2009 2:41 am  
Blogger Doomed But Cheerful! said...

Brave boy =]

March 11, 2009 4:05 am  
Anonymous Peter said...

Get well soon!

March 11, 2009 1:25 pm  
Blogger about a boy said...

be well my friend. take care. and make sure youre wearing clean underwear! see you on the flipside!

March 13, 2009 3:53 pm  

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