JusJoJan – Jan 28 – Parts No Longer Needed

Linda’s JusJoJan is winding down. It has been a fun month of prompts from the blogging community. Todays prompt is from Lakshmi. You can visit her blog to read her posts.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 28th, 2022, is “abscission.” Use the word “abscission” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Just as a tree uses abscission to shed parts no longer needed, doctors also use abscission to remove tissue by cutting something away. In modern medicine the term has been replaced by the term excision.

I think back to the times I’ve had to go under the knife to have something excised. A ruptured appendix is something no one wants to experience. If only I was taken to the doctor when the excruciating pain first started. What should have been a short recovery, turned into months of time in the ICU.

Over the years, I’ve had a few suspicious moles excised. It was fairly painless and thankfully nothing to worry about. I seek the advice of a dermatologist every year to be safe.

I had a hysterectomy before it became life threatening. Excising one’s female organs is not a decision to be taken lightly. Neither is it one to ignore when necessary.

Society has no trouble talking about having an appendectomy or tonsillectomy. But if you dare talk about a hysterectomy, many become uncomfortable. 

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