A couple weeks ago, I told my kids that I was having surgery. (I’ve had an abdominal hernia for a long time). Of course, my kids were very concerned about my well being but masked it really well by saying things like, “WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT YOUR SURGERY! DADDY WILL BE HOME ALL WEEK!!”
And of course everyone else I told was convinced I was having a boob job because apparently in Florida “surgery” is code for “boob job.” So now I feel like I have to buy some push up bras so South Florida residents won’t be disappointed. Or maybe a t-shirt that says, “Same Old Boobs That Nursed 5 Kids, Better Stomach!”
At first I was panicked about the surgery. As soon as the surgeon came in, I asked the two most important questions you can ask any doctor… 1. Are you sober? 2. Have you ever done this procedure before? After that, it’s game on!
I had to spend one night in the hospital and one of the nurses came in to ask me if I was related to that CBS 4 guy on the news. “I am!” I exclaimed. “I’m married to that CBS4 guy!!” She was thrilled which I figured could only mean good news for my nursing care.
Now that I’m on the other side of the surgery, I’m panicked with how much TV I’ll have to watch. Like this morning I saw this segment on “Today” with beauty tips from Naomi Campbell. This was her actual advice…
1. Drink warm water with lime juice
2. Drink green vegetable juices for breakfast
3. Do yoga/ pilotes
4. Eat everything in moderation
5. Use moisturizer
6. Keep your style simple
I mean, what? Did she come up with these in the green room 5 minutes before the interview? 30 years of modeling and one of her beauty secrets is “use moisturizer?”
And by the way, I could drink a bathtub of warm water and lime juice, and I’m not going to look anything like that 44 year old super model.
See why TV is not making me feel better?
Since I’m really not great at sitting still and doing nothing while in pain (is anyone?) – please tell me your fave TV show or movie. I would love something funny and light. I just watched the most recent “Parenthood” episode and they are trying to depress us so much we won’t even care it’s going off the air.
By the way, that CBS4 news guy (along with my mom) have been rock stars taking care of me.