Anyhow, when I was recovering I had to be careful when sneezing (holding a pillow to my stomach was advised) and was also told to refrain from laughter. You never think about how much work these activities put your abdominal muscles through until you are banned from doing them.
So, one evening I was watching The Surreal Life while talking to my husband (then boyfriend) on the phone. I think I was home from the hospital for three days and we were living in different states. He came to help me during my recovery the following week but checked on me during the day by phone until his visit. As I gave him an update about my progress, I saw mini-me on the Surreal Life getting totally wasted. Imagine a little person falling over drunk, I found it sad really and not very comical.
That is until he decided to "be free." His housemates helped him to bed but he decided to remove all of his clothing to retire. At one point he decided he had to go to the bathroom, he mounted his electric scooter in search of the bathroom, apparently in his drunken state he got lost because he commenced to peeing in the corner. A Naked. Little. Person. Peeing. In. The. Corner.
I LOST IT.
Remember, I was recouping from surgery and told not to laugh. I laughed so hard that tears were coming down my face because of the pain. My husband told me to turn off the tv which I did but that certainly did not cure my giggles. In my mind all I could see was mini-me peeing in the corner.
I walked into my bedroom for a change of scenery but that didnt' work either. I stopped laughing momentarily until my husband told me I sounded like a hyenna and off to the races, my giggling started again. Long after we got off the phone and late into the night any thoughts of mini-me made me laugh hysterically.
Painful, yes. But completely and totally worth it. Here is a video of a talkshow host who is laughing inappropriately but he can't help it. Some say this video is fake others say it is real and he lost his position after the taping. Whatever the case, it is hilarious! Thanks Cheryl.