Thursday, July 20, 2006

You're Not Losing A Limb!

You know, it's funny. Throughout literature, and history, women have been labelled "the weaker sex". Obviously, this was in the days before the vasectomy...

In my life of a teeny bit over 3 decades, I have come to know pain on a too intimate basis. I've had 3 endoscopies (not fun!), given birth three times, had three epidurals (also no walk in the park) and a total of 32 stitches in a rather delicate area. I have had a miscarriage and a D &C. I have had my gall bladder removed. And most painful of all...a tattoo on my pelvic region. So, I can say with all confidence that I am familiary with pain in general. I have accepted these pain-causing events with an "that's life for ya" type attitude, and didn't bitch all that much.

My husband, on the other hand, has recently had to come to grips with the reality that a vasectomy is in his immediate future. He doesn't deal. He is of the see no evil, hear no evil variety of man, who, coincidentally, seems to equate a vasectomy with castration. For God's sake! It's a tiny incision , with a local, and is over in 10 minutes. You're not losing a freaking limb!

Am I the only one who has a hubby of the big baby variety when it comes to pain, potential pain, or illness? Somehow, I doubt it...let me know!


Onto other matters, Keegs started his summer program this week. He seems to really enjoy it. It is 2 hours a day, three days a week. I watch from an observation room, which is equipped with one way glass, and a sound system. It's almost like being part of a cop drama. The best part is when the kids come up to the "mirror" and stare. It's creepy, because you know they can't see you, but it's like they have a sixth sense or something and they invariably make eye contact. Or just stand in front of you with their index finger up their nose to prod at their frontal lobe.

There are 6 kids in total in the program with 2-4 teachers on each day. Some are E.A.'s and the others are therapists in the areas of speech, behaviour, and occupational. They have a very rigid schedule, which these kids thrive on, and it's amazing how after only 3 days, these kids have it down pat. They know when to check their schedules, they know when play times, circle times, and snack times are. They sing all the songs and do the actions. It's neat. Kinda like watching brain-washing first hand, but instead of making you a cold-blooded assassin, they turn you into a human with normal speech and behaviour patterns! A person who will obey a request, and say please and thank you without prompting. A person who will share a toy, and comfort a friend. They should have these sessions for adults in every workplace. The world would be a much nicer place.

Do you have a vice? Drinking? Smoking? Gambling? Me too.

E-Bay. E for EVIL. Bastards. Husband is going to have a bovine when the AMEX bill rolls in next month...I think I need a 12 step program.

Hello. My name is Shannon. I am an E-Bay addict.


1 comment:

radiogurl said...

I don't even know then if I should tell you about my Dad's vasectomy. Stitches came out and he nearly bled to death at home. He's a bleeder-type. Very grusome.

Glad to hear Keegs' program is going well.