N is nervous about having her tonsils removed, which I understand. Surgery is scary in general, and especially when you're a kid. I told her that right now she is odd man out in the family since everyone else has had surgery. She asked how many surgeries everyone has had.
I told her that M has had one (ear tubes).
G has had two. (Ear tubes placed and ear tubes removed).
D told her he has had 2 surgeries. I knew the gallbladder removal was one, and I thought the other might be something from his childhood that I forgot about. When I asked, "What is the 2nd one?," he motioned towards his "boys."
I asked if that counted as surgery since he wasn't out completely; it was only local anesthesia. He then said if that was the case then my c-sections didn't count as surgery since I wasn't out completely under general anesthesia.
If his vasectomy counts as surgery, then so does having two of my moles removed since I had local anesthesia and stitches. And so does having my c-section incision sliced open when it was infected because they used local anesthesia for that and a lancet.
As far as I'm concerned a vasectomy and mole removal and wisdom teeth removal are "procedures," not surgery. Anything that involves an actual anesthesiologist is surgery.
Who's with me?