OT: Surgery (was: Elvish ideas)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, July 28, 2003, 16:14|
Warning: this posting may squick some.
Costentin Cornomorus scripsit:
> I know. [Viagra] doesn't do anything all by itself
> anyway - it does require some desire on the part
> of the man.
Even allowing for that, I think the success rate is only about 50%.
> Tell me about it! Delicate and complicated pieces
> of machinery, difficult to implant, with very
> risky surgery (due especially to the nerves in
> the region of where the thing goes in) and a
> difficult recovery process.
I spent most of a a year sitting on a pillow. And that was what
my surgeon called a smooth and uncomplicated recovery. I also spent
several weeks screaming in pain -- about 75% of which was essentially blue
balls, a problem I'd never had before! I wish my surgeon had warned me,
and I could have missed a lot of pain. (He did give me painkillers,
but I couldn't deal with the nausea.)
> irreversible - you _can't_ decide later that you
> want them out.
True. And they may need replacement down the road.
> > but certainly not an unmixed curse.
> Having helped put one in a man, I think I can
> definitely say that (personally) I could do
> without the sex. [At this point, there's almost
> no operation I would _willingly_ undergo.]
Several years down the road, I think it was marginally worth it, all
things considered. YMMV.
John Cowan email@example.com www.ccil.org/~cowan www.reutershealth.com
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