Noun: 1. The branch of medicine concerned with treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, esp. with instruments.
2. Such treatment, as performed by a surgeon.
Simply put: It means cutting and/or removal of some item from it’s present position.
Such as surgery to remove a wart from your posterior! (Ha---that must hurt)
But sometimes it can take on another meaning: Like someone using the rhetorical “surgery” to wipe out something they dislike----such as a nasty friend. Simply “cut them off” by not seeing them anymore.
Now real surgery---the true medical kind usually involves an operation of sorts----some very serious; some fairly minor.
BUT, today before any surgery. Doctors and hospitals want “pre-op” physicals---to make sure you can handle the rigors of such an operation. (This is known as CYA)
Now some of these pre-ops are more rigorous than the actual procedure---such as: A full stress test ---designed to see if your heart can handle the operation. They put you through a full treadmill stress test to get your heart going; and watch what happens to radioactive material they had injected in you by reviewing 30 minutes of special pictures of your heart!!
The treadmill is a real pain---and later lying still for 30 minutes in an ackward position. This just plain sucks.
Then your regular GP puts you through a variety of tests to see how “well” you are; also pricks you for several blood tests, etc.
After 4 separate visits for all this crap---one simply wants to say: JUST CUT ME OPEN!!!
Now WHAT does all this have to do with a Block Party on a Friday night???
Not a damn thing……..but got you to read it didn’t I??
From today's news----
Have you heard about "vasectomy madness?" It's the uptick in vasectomies that some urologists say they see each year right round the time of the NCAA basketball tournament.Link
The idea: Men time the surgery so that they can combine recovery with a little quality TV sports time. Or, as one Virginia clinic puts it in promotional materials: "Spend three days on the couch watching hoops with your wife's approval"
On with the show---let's see if we're good surgeons and know how to "cut it up"!!