Monday, April 03, 2006

Playing Pollyanna

My mother always used to play the Pollyanna game with us. You know, like that Pollyanna freak from the Disney movie. Always find a positive in every situation. So, this is what Pollyanna would say about my upcoming surgery:
-The most obvious, of course, will be the lack of periods. No more. All done! This leads to...
-No more monthly purchases of overpriced "lady products" should bring me some unexpected cash savings.
-If I ever have sex again, there will be absolutely no worries about getting pregnant. Yes, Hubby had the Big Snip for nothing.
-My bladder will be stitched back into place, so I won't have that whole "sneeze and my insides fall out" feeling anymore.
-I get to lie around for a few weeks, being lazy.
-No vacuuming!

I'm sure there are more, but today I seem a bit more focused on the fact that I'm having an organ removed from my body. Once I get past that, I'm sure I'll think this is just the best ever!


Anonymous said...

Good for you!! This is the way I think. Really. I don't say a lot of this stuff out loud, because playing Pollyanna can be insensitive, and sometimes it just annoys people. I'm all for being well-informed and prepared for the worst; in my various teaching capacities I've had to give nice people the not-so-nice facts. I do it kindly, but clearly.

But, really, if you have no choice about something like this, wouldn't you rather see it the positive way?

Anonymous said...

Oh, and p.s. This is a significant procedure you're having done, and the first few days after are always the worst. I'll be thinking of you over the next few days. Best wishes!