Thursday, August 5, 2010

Its pronounced...canceled.

 *updated*

Surgery was canceled.
Still unresolved as to what happens next.
I'm frustrated and still in pain.
But I get to spend time with Mook and O-man.
And eat lots of chocolate thanks to some special people.


Thanks for all your warm fuzzies. 
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English is my first language, and I still have issues with it.

I've been doing some freelance work for a photographer in my area, and English is not her first language--so a lot of my job is helping her translate things to read correctly in our language so we can write/design marketing pieces for her business.

We had our weekly meeting on Monday, and I told her that I wouldn't be able to check e-mails on Wednesday because I was "going under the knife" Well, the look I got told me she was not familiar with this slang phrase we silly English speaking people have come up with.

So I literally spelled it out to explain the phrase to her. I think she sort of understood--but then the focus shifted to the word: Knife. We both expressed our frustration on why so many of our words are not pronounced like they are spelled.

I've decided that instead of going under the KNIFE, I am going under the CAHNIF today instead. The cyst I mentioned a while back--it has to be removed. The thing has a pulse, and is making the left side of my head hurt constantly. A Cahnif sounds much less menacing. Maybe I won't freak out as much thinking of my head being cut into with something that doesn't actually exist?

I'll let you know....

30 comments:

  1. Sending good thoughts your way!!!

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  2. Going under the knife is quite a frightening phrase.

    Thinking positive thoughts for you today.

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  3. Sending good thoughts your way for a quick and easy surgery and a fabulous anesthetist. Oh and very little pain.

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  4. I hope the procedure takes the headaches away.

    My niece has trouble with the word knife too.

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  5. Don't you love the way we spell words in the English language?!

    I hope the surgery goes well.

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  6. Hope your meeting with the Cahnif goes well!`

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  7. Do they even do that any more? I just thought they did two little paper cuts and used tiny tools for things like that?

    Wishing you well...no more pulsating cyst and a speedy recovery.

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  8. thinking GOOD POSTIVE ...non-knife or CANIFE thoughts for you today.

    HUGS

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  9. Thinking of you today! Hang in there, hope it's as painless as possible.

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  10. I hope everything goes well - please let us know how you're doing post CAHNIF.

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  11. Glad you at least get to eat some chocolate!

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  12. Oh girl I'm so sorry! Please update soon and I hope you get to enjoy some good chocolate soon. Ask for some good drugs and lots of extra relaxing medicine. (say your friend Sara said to bring on the extra Versed, LOL!) Hugs...

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  13. Hope you are enjoying all the M&Ms!!! I'm so sorry the surgery got postponed and thinking of you tons.

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  14. BUMMER! I am so sorry to hear it was cancelled. There is NOTHING worse than preparing for something mentally and then having it put off suddenly. I sure hope it gets resolved quickly.

    I would kill for those M&Ms right now. YUM!!!
    xoxo

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  15. CANCELLED???? WHAAAA???
    I'm sorry, hoping you can get it done soon..enjoy the candy, it looks delish!!!

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  16. Stupid doctors and their stupid indecision. I hope they decide on a course of action quickly and do something to help with your pain. (((hugs)))

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  17. {{Hugs}} Sorry dearie.
    Cahnif it is!

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  18. Hope they figure out when soon for your piece of mind.
    Hope you're doing ok with it all.

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  19. Well, it's "coltello" in Italian if that makes it seem any less scary. Sounds a bit like a yummy Gelato, so that helps even more, eh? Wish I was there to hold your hand or hold O-man's so you don't have to worry. We are all hoping this is taken care of and has a happy ending very soon so you can stop scaring the crap out of me.

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  20. I'm sorry. It sucks to get all geared up for something, then have it rescheduled.

    I hope you are able to get some relief. The chocolate looks like a good place to start!

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  21. Oh crap! This definitely calls for that entire vase of chocolate...

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  22. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that you have to go under the "cahnif". That stinks! Hope you get it out of the way and get to feeling better soon.

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  23. Ugh, I'm sorry that you are in pain and that the surgery was cancelled. Hoping that you're able to get in there soon and have a full and speedy recovery. Much love and hugs to you!

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  24. Ooh, ugh. I haven't stopped by in awhile and then saw you mentioned in LFCA. So very sorry you are dealing with this and I hope it's resolved soon.

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