The Further Butchering of the English Language

In this week’s “So You’re Going to be a Parent for the First Time” class, we learned that there are three types of Cesarian Sections:

  • Planned
  • Unplanned
  • Emergency

Surely, I can’t be the only one to see what’s wrong with that.  It’s not so much a linguistic issue as a logic one, isn’t it?

In other news: I watched a video of such an operation.  Ewwww.  I used to watch “Operation” on TLC back in my high school and college days.  My stomach is properly strengthened for that kind of video.  But, still.  Ewwww.

I’m not so sure I could watch one in person done to someone I know, though.

4 thoughts on “The Further Butchering of the English Language

  1. My wife had two C-sections. One I guess would qualify as an “emergency” … she pushed for two hours, the baby’s heart-rate was dropping, so we moved on to the operating room. (It wasn’t really an urgent situation, though … and the baby was just fine.) The second was, I guess, “unplanned.” We had a C-section scheduled, but my wife’s water broke a week early, and we had to go in. There was no rush once we got there; I think we waited about four hours before they did the procedure. (We waited comfortably in our birthing suite, not a waiting room, thank goodness.)

    In both cases, I spent the whole procedure just looking at my wife’s face. Which wasn’t tough to do, since the part of her body that was being cut open was pretty well blocked by sheets and nurses.

    Congrats on becoming a dad. The first few months are stressful and depressing, but after that, children enrich your life in ways you can’t possibly imagine. (Not that you don’t still want to strangle them sometimes.)

  2. My wife also had 2 c-sections. For the first we had a date set to go to the hospital and everything went according to plan. We had a date set for the second one but we were in and out of the hospital for 2 weeks because of bleeding before the doctors just kept her during one visit and performed it then. That was 3 weeks early.

    For the second one I just held my wife’s hand and did all of that good husband stuff. For the first one though there was a point where the doctor specifically asked me if I wanted to take a look (past all of the sheets and everything they used). So I did and while I can’t say it was pretty, I wouldn’t give it back for anything. I watched them pull my son out and honestly, the room’s getting dusty as I’m sitting here typing about it. Totally changed my life.

    One way or the other, it’s going to be awesome. And I don’t mean that in the watered down way it’s come to be used. I mean it will literally be awesome.

  3. I have enough trouble with blood when my kids fall and skin their knees so I can’t imagine watching a C-section video. You, sir, are a braver man than me.

  4. I am VERY squeamish when it comes to blood and that sort of thing, so I could NEVER watch that video. My wife and I will probably start our family in the next year and I know will be standing far away from any of the business, c-section or no! I know she would rather have me there by her side than laying on the floor passed out!

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