Saturday, April 10, 2010

Circumcision

My eldest son CJ got circumcised a little pass 12 noon today. It was only me who accompanied him. According to Wikipedia, Male circumcision is the removal of some or all of the foreskin (prepuce) from the penis.[1] The word "circumcision" comes from Latin circum (meaning "around") and cædere (meaning "to cut").

CJ wasn't prepared to be circumcised last year so I waited for this summer to come and this time he was ready (thank God). I guess what made him decide to undergo circumcision is the fact the most of his cousins and playmates, same as his age were already circumcised. Also, I told him, it will make him grow taller because he's nearing puberty stage.

We were at the doctor's clinic at 10am. There were already 3 boys for circumcision before CJ. I noticed my son got a little tense and walks around the hospital to overcome it. He even played to a baby in the other clinic. The three boys came out of the clinic smiling and I assured my son it wasn't really painful, the only thing he must surpass is the injection containing the anesthesia so he won't feel any pain 100%. Other patients on the waiting line helped me give some encouraging words to CJ (they were really angels).

It's CJs turn, his name was called and I greeted the doctor with full smile as soon as we entered the room. My son lied on the bed and started getting nervous because he knew the anesthesia is going to be painful, he's really scared of needles. He yelled when Dr. Dungca started inserting the needle in the excess skin of his penis but there's no way of backing out. As soon as the anesthesia was in effect, CJ turned in a relaxing mood and just covered his face with a towel and waited for the procedure to finish. I bravely watch everything till the end and I held his hand all throughout. I want my son to feel my support. Everything was done in 15 minutes.

We're now home. CJ took the anti biotic and pain reliever at 1pm. I'm going to clean & apply ointment in the circumcised part of his genital and we'll back in the clinic next Monday for the removal of the thread.

10 comments:

Mark Lyndon said...

So you lied to your son to encourage him to have an unnecessary operation to have part of his pen1s cut off.

The sooner circumcision dies out, the better.

Anonymous said...

Why are so many Philippine Christians not aware that circumcision is unnecessary for Christians and that God created the foreskin for a protective and sexual function?

The New Testament warns Christians not to circumcise, and for Catholic Christians, Catholic Catechism #2297 on "Respect for bodily integrity" states that non-therapeutic amputations violate the moral law.

Learn more at:
http://www.catholicsagainstcircumcision.org

http://www.icgi.org/birth_care_providers.htm

Circumcised.Aussie said...

Don't listen to the others, circumcision is a perfectly valid procedure that improves and protects the male penis. I was circumcised as an adult and love both how my circumcised penis looks and feels and so does my girlfriend.

Mark Lyndon said...

If you're happy to be circumcised, that's great, but there are plenty of men circumcised as adults or children that regret it.

Personally, I'd rather have my ears cut off than be circumcised.

AiDiSan said...

Thank you for citing your opinions. For Filipinos, circumcision among men is one big deal, one has to undergo it to prepare the boy to manhood. I guess beliefs about circumcision has something to do with your race, religion etc. If you are anti circumcision, I respect that, but do not impose such to others, to each his own.

R E S P E C T is all we need to make this world a better place to live in...PEACE!

Hugh7 said...

Circumcised Aussie is lucky his wise parents left him the choice to be circumcised when he was old enough to make an informed decision for himself.

To impose it on a child shows a lack of R E S P E C T. As AiDiSan rightly says, "to each his own" - not "to each what his parents or society chooses to let him keep."

This is all about conformity. Yet when a child says all the others are doing something, we usually say "If all the others were jumping off a cliff, would you do that too?" What does this teach children about being themselves, rather than blindly following the mob?

Paul James said...

I am lucky to have wise parents who taught me not to listen to hecklers -- especially those who are not of my culture and assume that they have a say on how I should live my life -- those that use vitriol to propagate a thinking that does not otherwise affect those whom they think are affected.

It was once said: Fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves.

imelda said...

i remember my younger son's circumcision too i was feeling stiff the whole time. i was more scared than my son

inigo said...

congrats kuya idol!

jackie said...

naka kaya pangunutan CK kanyan? pati rugu pangatuli na binrodcast mu via bloglite? wahahahaha...