One is the 1973 best-seller by Jacqueline Susann, Once is Not Enough. Another is a 1965 song (and 1995 movie), It Takes Two. Yet another is the song The Second Time Around, first made popular by Frank Sinatra.
Why have these particular titles been on my mind?
It’s because I had a hemorrhoidectomy two weeks ago today – and it was the second time I’ve had the procedure done. That’s because once really wasn’t enough.
The first time was two years ago. The surgeon didn’t do exactly what he was supposed to do. And, no, I won’t be more explicit than that because this is a family site available to all ages.
After almost two years of problems – following a terribly painful recovery period - I found a different surgeon and underwent the procedure again. Now, about a week later, I’ve still had a painful recovery but I was more comfortable six days post-op than I was almost six weeks post-op last time.
So, the second time around has been much, much better. What hasn’t changed, though, is the substance of the comments and messages I’ve gotten, like someone saying, “At least the surgery is behind you now.” Another message was from a friend who said she hoped I wasn’t all “pooped” out!
Yep, even the second time around, I’ve been the butt of everyone’s jokes.
~ ~ ~