pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

Faux Panic Time

I blithely emailed my family notice of an appointment with the top colon guy in our area. My sister, the former nurse, promptly gave me a medical vocabulary lesson:

Colonoscopy is a procedure..not surgery. Thou shall not cause thy sister to panic at the "s" word!

My justification: if you are sedated and head through those double doors labeled SURGERY, that's what is going on, no matter how it breaks down to those in the know...
Tags: family foibles, vocabulary

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