Monday, April 25, 2011

Ultimate U word!

I was browsing through a list of good 'U' words for today's post this morning, for inspiration.  I'd already given an 'update' on all the things I have going on here, and how I'm 'under pressure' to meet a deadline and how it's going to be 'under the wire' but I'm 'undaunted' and 'undeterred' and some other 'U' words about it. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Plus, a ton of A-Z challengers have already posted on 'Unique', 'Unedited', 'Undefined', and 'Understanding'.  Not to complain, but I hate to post a title that more than 3 or 4 other people have used as theirs.

Then this caught my eye:


What an utterly and unbelievably long 'U' word!  My spell check is going crazy, but it's a real word!

An uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a medical procedure.  It is the surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway.  Basically, it's a reconstructive surgery to cure extreme cases of snoring, either with or without sleep apnea.

My husband has mild sleep apnea, and he snores pretty bad some nights.  If I don't go to sleep around the same time he does, it takes me FOREVER to block out the snoring.  (A pillow usually helps, sometimes- I either whack him with it to wake him up and make him stop snoring, or I lay it over his head to muffle the sound. ;D )

So not only have I found the Ultimate U word for today's challenge post, but if he keeps up the snoring I can tell him, "Go have an ulvulopalatopharyngoplasty, so I can get some sleep!"


  1. oh, my! I wish I could hear you pronounce it!
    happy u day (and tag, u r it! visit me if you want to play =)

  2. Hands down, you win! Perfect for U. I bow down and offer my pitiful little response.

    Hello, fellow A-Z Challenger! Here's my latest entry. Come visit either of my blogs when you can and leave some comment love:

    U is for Ungulate (A-Z)
    Twitter: @SolarChief

  3. LOL- Sharlene, 'ungulate' is pretty impressive. I'll admit that I didn't know what that was, initially!
    Tara, I wish I knew how to pronounce it!!! Lol! I say your Tag post and I would love to play but am already having trouble having time to keep up with the blogs I'm reading. I hope you do it again later, though, and then I will join in! :)

  4. What a fabulous word! My husband just had surgery on his nose so he'd be able to breathe better. I wonder if it would fall under this category.

  5. ...I'd give you a round of applause just for being able to type it! :-o