You should know by now that I am the daughter of a plumber. A very good plumber that is. Matter of fact, my Grandpa was a plumber. A very good plumber indeed.
After all this time I have learned certain parts about the art of plumbing.
One you have to diagnose.
Two you want to use every means possible to determine the problem before having to result in going in and just cutting open the pipe that seems to be having an issue.
Three you have to be patient, able to handle difficult smells, and be good with your hands.
Similar to things that you would hope for in a doctor.
able to handle guts and blood.
and be good with their hands.
In plumbing there are such things as female and male adapters, elbows, and nipples. All these things are essential and used in the world of plumbing. Don't believe me? Click here and just browse the different names of necessary paints that make up the daily canvas of a plumber.
Some plumbers that are more advanced with their skills, like my dad, have learned a procedure such as Televising lines. They use a camera to go in and see what's inside the pipes. To determine length, or what's clogging it up, to see if somethings cracked, broken, torn...you name it. It's a smart procedure that can save a homeowner much time and pain when you look at it from a labor charge.
It's nasty being a plumber. I can't tell you how many times I've read on invoices that the plumbers found tampons and sanitary pads in the pipes. Yeah, not supposed to flush those. Or built up grease from pouring it down your sink drains. After time it will eventually clog it up like your own arteries would clog after constant ingestion of all things fatty. They find soap build up and hair clumps in shower drains and sink drains. Just like acid reflux, that burns your throat after constantly assaulting it with spice and caffeine. If you don't take care of your pipes, these things can happen.
Sometimes you just find that pipes are old or are not working right. Maybe a defect from the factory, who knows, as I've never been on the scene, but things do go wrong. No matter, it's the plumbers job to go in and diagnose based on the symptoms of the home, repair it, and hope it will improve. Sure the bill is hefty, but if you get a good plumber, you'll know the difference between price gouging and respectable.
So, next Wednesday I will be having my female adapter parts televised through the belly hole, to determine if the PVC piping needs to be removed or not. To see what sort of build up is hanging around the couplings that my female reproductive organs have. To see if it is endometriosis, or ovarian cancer. More then anything it will NOT be ovarian cancer, but perhaps endometriosis. Plus my left ovary wasn't seen by a trans vaginal ultrasound last Friday when I was hanging out in the Er due to what they think was a ruptured ovarian cyst. So, my plumber-er, Gyne surgeon, is going to go in and release whatever the ovary has attached itself to, and put it back where it belongs. If it's too worn out they will remove it, but that's okay, I have another one.
Besides, my mind will remain solid and believe that it won't need to come out. Good thoughts and putting my trust in whatever happens is supposed to happen. Maybe it's due to THE SHACK that I am absolutely in love with, and now understand why it's such a powerful book, and I am not finished with it yet, but oddly enough after reading it, I see things differently. Balanced and supposed to be. Centered. The Trinity is Centered, not ruling over anyone, but balanced without independence. What happens will be. What matters is my inner light has had some help in improving it's lovely colors, my Soul is smiling rainbows, and my heart is calm without worry. My own mental footsteps are responsive to work on the path that I continue to live in them.
SIDE NOTE: Come to think of it, mechanics are just like plumbers are just like surgeons are just like doctors. It's all very expensive. Yet, the difference is in what each role brings home. Money. Power. Status. See it as equal, if you can, as one is not better then the other. Judge less, balance more, the way it was created to be.
Have a Good Weekend.