It’s All Brain

posted by Momo Fali on September 2, 2010

Later today, I will be having some minor, outpatient surgery on my girly parts. Just because it’s minor, doesn’t mean I’m not nervous.

I have only had surgery three times in my life. Two of the three were c-sections, for which I stayed awake and the third was for my wisdom teeth. That is the only time I have ever been put under sedation. I’m not going to lie. I liked it.

But, I was only 19 years old then and delving into blackness was kind of cool. Now, I’m more than twice that age…and I can tell you for certain that today’s surgery won’t hurt nearly as much as typing that did.

Given that my eight year old son has had a lot more experience on the operating table, I asked him for some advice. We were counting his I.V. scars last night when I said, “I’ll be getting an I.V. tomorrow and I’m not sure, but I might have to use a mask to go to sleep too.”

At this point, I thought he might tell me what to expect. At the very least, I imagined he would tell me not to worry.

Instead he said, “I sure hope the hospital has big masks, because you have a big head.”


  • Avitable

    Heh. I bet that was a real comfort! Good luck today.

  • Melisa with one S

    haha, Ouch?

    He SLAYS me.

    I'll be thinking of you today! xoxo

  • wenderly

    Outta mouths of babes! I'm sure you'll do fabulously well, take advantage of the rest! I'll be thinking & praying for you!

  • OHmommy

    Thinking of you today and sending lots of hugs.

  • WeaselMomma

    A. That kids great!
    B. Good Luck today. I had it done a few years back and it was not that big of a deal.
    C. Take it easy and know that I love you.

  • ♥Georgie♥

    OMGosh I am so sorry for LOL at that statement! Hoping all goes well with your surgery and heres to a speedy recovery!

    oh and my word veri is 'gasmo' kinda fitting =)

  • Piper of Love

    I wish I could be there to watch you wake up. That's always so glamorous. I would bring you chocolate and big hugs.


  • Jill

    Sending lots of good thoughts … especially from someone who's had several surgeries on her girlie parts. 🙂

  • Tara R.

    Give him a big hug for me, best laugh I've had in days.

    You'll do great!

  • Patty@NYC Girl at Heart

    Love kids! Good luck today xoxo!

  • Maria Melee

    Good luck, lady.

  • Angella

    Thinking of you today. xoxo

  • Always Home and Uncool

    Good luck and good night, sweet Momo … enjoy your dreams.

  • Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

    I'll be thinking about you.

    Also, I think your head is pretty normal sized.


  • wm

    He is hilarious. So sorry you have to go through a scary procedure, no matter how minor. Will be thinking of you.

  • Lynn @ Walking With Scissors

    Man, I love that kid.

    This post is more proof that we are eerily the same person split into two seperate bodies. I have only had three surgeries. Two of which were c-sections and the third was my wisdom teeth. I was put under general anaesthetic for the first section and for the wisdome teeth, which I had out a few days before I turned 18. I am almost twice the age I was when I had my wisdom teeth out. I ask you, are you weirded out yet?

    Good luck with your surgery and I'll keep my fingers crossed that they have a mask big enough for your head. 😉

  • AlisonH

    Laughter is really the best medicine! Well done, kiddo!

  • Elizabeth

    Well, Give him a big hug for me, best laugh I've had in days.

  • UP

    Perception is reality!

    He's very real, so I perceive.

    …and funny!


  • Redneck Mommy

    Thinking of you my big headed friend. Wink.

  • Irish Gumbo

    Ah, but big heads are that way for big brains…from one big head to another 😉

    Hope all went well, my dear.

  • Amie

    At least he didn't comment on the size of your girly parts…

    Good luck tomorrow!

  • that girl

    hope it goes or went well.

  • Sadia

    That kid!

    I hope you're recovering comfortably.

  • Dysfunctional Mom

    He has such a way with words!
    {{{awkwardly hugging your girly bits}}}

  • Corey~living and loving

    first off….your kid is awesome!

    SEcondly…I hope you are recovering nicely!

  • Dapoppins

    Your boy is ever a font of great wisdom.

    I am glad you made it though the surgery and all and still provide such entertainment!

    (((and take care of yourself, listen to your dr. and don't over do it,)))

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