Saturday, October 17, 2009

What's Up With Squeamish Men?

As my cousin David would say, I "took" a surgery this week. After years of horrible monthly events that led to at least two days on the sofa and more Advil than any human should ingest on a regular basis, I finally let the doctor do something about it in an effort to prevent more drastic hysterectomy-like measures. The surgery itself was no big deal, but all the drugs made me really sick for a couple of days. Three days later, I'm still tired but on the mend.

What I've found amusing since the surgery is the reaction of men who hear you had surgery to deal with "the girl parts." They'll start off by politely asking, what did you have done? To which I reply, girl stuff. The hands immediately go up, the international sign of SAY NO MORE. I find this so funny! I mean, for one thing, do they remember they all once LIVED inside the uterine vessel? Not to mention they've spent much of their adult lives trying to get a certain part of themselves as CLOSE to said vessel as humanly possible. So why all the squeamishness? I've decided the girl parts are only appealing to them when they are functioning properly. Any indication of malfunction is a signal to them to RUN as far and as fast from the trouble as they can.

My husband is definitely the exception to this rule. As always, he wanted every detail. This is the guy who begged to be allowed to watch two C-sections. If possible, he'd have been in the gallery with a box of Junior Mints watching this week's proceedings if they would've let him. My friend Debby puts it best: He ain't right.

8 comments:

Judy F said...

Hugs Marie I hope you are feeling better. My friend Ann and I were talking about something similar last night at dinner. We both are 49 and starting to feel the female aging process. She said she was so glad to talk to me about cause her husb was useles.. LOL

Years ago I was on a cruise and luck would have it was unprepared for the famale thing a week early so I had to go get supplies. The guy at the desk was telling us about the man just in to buy some for his wife and was so embarrassed. He said I don't get what the big deal some men have with it all. Its a fact of life. LOL

Marie Force said...

No kidding, Judy!! My husband has no trouble at all buying anything, but I think he's rare. It just doesn't faze him.

Thanks for the hugs. I am feeling better but still tired. It's been an insane weekend with my son's birthday and shopping for the daughter's homecoming dress for next weekend--which is already shaping up to be nuts. Somehow I agreed to allow the 9th grade pre-dance party to occur at my house...

Mary G said...

Hope you are better soon & that your sense of humor will help you through this.

Marie Force said...

Thanks, Mary!

Cheryl Brooks said...

Guess he should have been a surgeon!
Glad you're feeling better. It's no fun feeling like crap.

Emmanuelle said...

Big hugs Marie. I hope you feel better now.
Men are strange I admit. My husband is ok about girl stuff too. I can ask him to go and buy girl things for me anytime. On the other hand, he's not confortable with guy stuff. He wouldn't even buy his own condoms !! I have to do it ! Because it's the kind of things that are so much easier to buy when you're a woman right ?? lol.
Take care ;-)

Marie Force said...

That's too funny, Emmanuelle. I hope you get the kind that are for YOUR pleasure! LOL

flchen1 said...

Eek--I hope you're completely back to being the best of yourself, Marie! And hee and the guys not being able to take any mention of girl stuff! I think most men don't want to think about it unless they're going to be "getting some" imminently, and only if it doesn't ruin their view of women in that way :)