Friday, April 3, 2009

"-Ectomy" Is Latin For "I Hope You Weren't Using That Cause You Ain't Getting It Back"

Brent's had a rough week. He actually thought he had food poisoning earlier in the week but then it just didn't get better. And then there was the whole symptom of extreme pain in his abdomen. He finally went into the doc today and when the doc pressed on his belly Brent kinda came unglued. The doc sent him over to the hospital for a CT scan and at that point they just admitted him. He's back in surgery right now.

The way I look at it, his appendix is entirely to blame. Brent's a pretty patient guy. He's put up with me for 11+ years so that should show you that Brent has the patience of Job. So it's really saying something if he takes extreme measures. Brent doesn't just go from "oh, you're my appendix? Nice to meet you! I've heard about you but it's nice to put a face with the name" to "this relationship isn't working for me" to "you are dead to me. It will be as if you never existed" in such a short time frame for no reason.

He's a pretty reasonable guy. He would have tried counseling. He would have worked out some sort of schedule I'm sure. But no... suddenly EVERYTHING is about Appendix. Appendix has to be all "look at me! look at me!" and becomes such an attention-whore that Brent can't even think straight. It all boils down to Appendix being needy, self-centered and shallow. It's really like the Paris Hilton of internal organs.

Think about it... Brent's given Appendix food and shelter for all these years, taken Appendix on trips, and camping and all sorts of things, and do you think Appendix has ever once thanked Brent? No! Not once in 38 years! Not even a card! Then, out of the blue, Appendix stabs Brent in the back (or belly as the case may be). I mean, what's Appendix ever done for Brent REALLY. You give, and you give, and you give, and you get nothing back. Sometimes relationships are so one sided that they aren't worth the investment.

I don't blame Brent. I would have done the same thing if I were in his position (that position being "doubled over in pain").

Brent's gall bladder should consider this post a warning.

14 comments:

Chris said...

Zane had is -ectomy when he was about 10. He was lucky enough to have it over Christmas break and only got to miss two days of school. Watching him pass out in the car on the way to the ER was my favorite part.
Give Brent our love and tell him Zane's appendectomy scar can totally kick his scar's butt.

Matt said...

I used to be married to an Appendix.....

R AND R AND Z said...

We hope Brent is doing ok. And as my grandma told me "you can still wears a swim suit snd the scar wont show" ??????

mlg said...

Ah Brent it seems if all of your internal organs are fighting against you haven't you already gone the rounds with Kidney stones? And I agree with R that you should still look pretty studly in a speedo we will let you know in June if that is still true!

David and Candice said...

We hope Brent has a speedy recovery...And his surgery goes well.-Dave and Candice

Tifanni said...

Oh my word. You have such a gift. I don't know how something so uncomfortable can be made so funny, but you can do it. I wish you hubby a speedy recovery and hopefully he stays out of the way of all the ducks in the neighborhood :)

Misty Fowler said...

Sweetie, Brent's body is really just trying to get it all over with before the kids get here. Because that first really bad cold is going to have you way more worried than this. :)

And for some reason, guys always pick "convenient" times to get ill. Your appendix may someday do the same thing, but you'll have 2 babies to worry about, and refuse to stay in bed. ;)

Pete and Mare said...

Ouch! I hope Brent is feeling better, bless his heart. Well please tell him that last year I had an appendectomy so, he's not alone. I hope this will really help him feel better. ~Mare

Bambi and Adam said...

WOW, sounds like you had a pretty exciting Friday night! Hope Brent is feeling better. Adam also shares " the Mark" Of the appendectomy scar. Glad he decided to get rid of his appendix before June:)
Bambi

Brown's said...

Sounds like Brent wanted to give you a date night to remember!!! Hope the recovery goes well:O)
Holler if you need anything.

leadatortilla said...

I just love listening to you Lori - you can talk about anything and have me completely entranced and entertained! I hope Brent recovers quickly. I'm glad that he went to see the Dr. - men tend to wait till the LAST minute when it comes to health. And Brent has dealt with more than his fair share with hospital visits!

geralyn said...

You took some lemons and made some pretty funny lemonade. I hope he is up and around in no time at all.

LittlePeopleWealth said...

I hope he's feeling better soon.

Sam & Lisa said...

that's exactly what happened to me. i thought my Mom's cooking had made me sick! who knew it was the blasted appendix causing all the pain! glad to hear all is well now that he removed the unthankful organ!

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