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Daddy's tail removal

Here's a quick story that gave my wife and I good laugh. In November of 2012 I had my first back surgery. It was a laminectomy of L4-L5, and L5-S1. I had a roughly 5 inch incision that was obviously on my lower back, just above my pants line. I was sent home the same day of the surgery, and crashed in bed immediately on getting home. The next morning my 5 year old daughter crawled into my bed, kissed my cheek and asked if I was ok. I looked at her and said daddy will be ok, but I would need a few weeks to heal up. She asked what happened at the hospital, and I told her daddy had to have surgery to get his tail removed. She laughed and said really?! I said sure, I'll show you. I gingerly rolled into my side, lifted up my shirt and pointed to my incision. Her jaw dropped and said MOMMY, I NEVER KNEW DADDY HAD A TAIL! WHY DID THEY HAVE TO CUT IT OFF?! My wife laughed, but then told my daughter I was kidding. I'll always remember that look my daughter had for those few seconds when she really thought I had my tail removed. 


  • SooveritSooverit Finger Lakes region of NYPosts: 460
    Haha! That's cute. They are so precious and loving :)
  • HAHAHA!!!  Kids are so great!!!  My dad was like that, too--always up for a good prank.  Let's just say this apple didn't fall far from the tree!!
    Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
    Firm believer in PMA!
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