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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??

Late Update:

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.
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"!!

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