posted on Sep, 24 2010 @ 07:40 PM
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
Having any work done on your prostate is an affront to one's dignity. Two points, though...
1) You won't get a lot of sympathy from your spouse, given the stuff they have deal with as regards naughty bits.
2) I have heard a reluctance to go though prostate exams as being 'embarrassed to death'.
I went through the 'digital' exams, and the biopsy. Nobody bought me dinner after (well, the wife has a sense of humour, and she did), but they
found my cancer and fixed it.
Notice Frank Zappa hasn't released much lately?
But notice that I did say that I had the exam done! In fact I do so annually.
For me there is a level of "inside joke" humor involved. The very first time I had this test done, I was in my mid twenties. I had a few symptoms
and used an Internet search to educate myself. Well, instead of coming to the logical and correct conclusion, that I had a minor UTI, the information
superhighway, and my own stupidity, led me to believe I had BPH. (Self-diagnosis, especially with the Google is a fools errand)...
Anyway I went to the local clinic - which was covered by my insurance - a "Doc in the Box" affair, where you never actually saw the same doctor more
than once. When it came time for my exam, in walked the most beautiful, blond female doctor I'd ever seen. She was gorgeous. And, well...
Now my sense of humor about this subject - as well as the tears and fetal ball statement, might make more sense!