The other day Mitch stumbled his way on over from somewhere out in linky-land and was kind enough to say Hi.
When someone new stops by to say Hi in my comments, I always take the time to return the favor and drop by their house to see what's going on. And normally, when I make the return visit, I only have enough time to read a few posts and drop a quick “backacha dude” type of comment and move along.
But this time, when I went back to Mitch's place, I was greeted head on by his story about... *ahem*... his vasectomy of all things. This, of course, caught my attention in a big and painful reminder kind of way.
Much the way women bond over the shared pain of childbirth, I found a connection with Mitch that only guys who have had this procedure would understand (I know I know. Nothing can compare to the pain of childbirth, I'm just creating a connection reference. No need to send letters.)
Now, I know there are millions of us guys who have had this done. But except for the temporary limp we experience for a few weeks following our
baseball bat to the crotch surgery, it's pretty much impossible to spot us amongst the rest of the "unmodified" men who roam the blogsphere.
And why is that? I mean surely there must be some kind of sign, some indication that we've shut off the plumbing.
The truth is there isn't. No,we don't walk funny. No, our voices aren't suddenly higher (although I would have appreciated that side effect as a singer), and no, we don't have any visible scars along our bikini lines - unless of course something went horribly wrong.
Nope we’re just normal guys who are trying to forget our “snip” as soon as possible. If we can. Of course for those of you who are curious - Mitch does a great job of describing the procedure here.
There was, however, one little exception to my experience that he was lucky enough to not have to endure. I’m referring to the fact that my doc either didn't give me enough local anesthesia or didn't wait long enough for it to kick in.
That’s right folks, I’m talking about “Hey doc… is it normal that I can feel you cutting into my scrotum with the scalpel? Because, before I pass out – I’d just like to say that this is a little bit uncomfor………………………”
And one I was trying to forget.
Oh, what a thrill
great balls of fire
-Jerry Lee Lewis-