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
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.
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
Ne savem rhen cong quen dormises l' Etang; mays ieo savem que ne dormises
rhen di solèz.
-- per tradicièn Ewrnor