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Re: OT: Surgery (was: Elvish ideas)

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Monday, July 28, 2003, 16:41
--- John Cowan <jcowan@...> wrote:
> Warning: this posting may squick some.
The only thing that's _ever_ squicked me at all is toenail removal. Oicks!
> > 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%.
Sigh. For all that, it's pretty popular.
> > 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.)
Yoicks! I am truly sorry for all that! Like I said - I think I could do without all that, including the intended benefits!
> > irreversible - you _can't_ decide later that > > you want them out. > > True. And they may need replacement down the > road.
Yeah. They last a few years. Plus there can be little small parts that can give way...
> > 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.
Well, that's what's important, in the end. Though one could hope that such a process would be more than "marginally worth it". I guess we have such high hopes and expectations; which are often diminished... Padraic. ===== Ne savem rhen cong quen dormises l' Etang; mays ieo savem que ne dormises rhen di solèz. -- per tradicièn Ewrnor .