Country of Origin: Whoville
Short for: Oompaloompaoopherectomy
Definition: The removal of certain lady parts from a ladywho’s you know. As in Lindaloohoo’s who-ha.
I was speaking with a friend the other day who may be faced with having a hysterectomy. Part of her surgery will include an OOPHERECTOMY which is just the coolest word and I enjoy saying it, spelling it, seeing it in print and evidently, making up stuff about it. Basically it means that they will be yanking the ovaries along with the uterus.
I have had the pleasure of all of the above and I’m here to tell ya, not so much fun. But survivable and in the end, was the best decision I could have made. Much, much healthier for it, along with the added bonus of being able to bypass that pesky feminine products aisle at the store. Nope, don’t need nuthin’ from down that aisle. Let’s go see if they’ve restocked bath rugs . . .
When I was prepping my mind before my surgery by ingesting every word ever written on the subject, I was lucky enough to stumble across a great website, one which I highly recommend to any other ladies (men if you care at all about what your woman is going thru, you should check it out too, so you’ll know what to expect and when to duck) who may be facing this life changing step. It’s hystersisters.com and it’s chock full of wonderful information, stories and advice. I personally learned how to sum up my situation in one sentence when people asked- ‘Look, they’re taking the crib, but leaving the playpen.’ Any more questions?