I realize that cancer is SERIOUS business...very much so. Not a day goes by without me reminding myself of just how serious it is.
With that said, I have had a couple of experiences that looking back were pretty funny to me.
The first was when I had my biopsy. (Edited), I actually had a funny experience....not the procedure itself, but being part of a three-way conversation with the doctor and nurse while the procedure was taking place.
While in there doing the biopsy thing, the urologist said my seminal vesicles were bulging with fluid. He encouraged me to have sex at least twice a week for my overall good health. I told him I matched or beat that goal most of the time, but this small thing called cancer had been on my mind lately, so sex had taken a back seat for a few weeks. The attending nurse asked the urologist to speak to her husband about the importance of cleaning out those seminal vesicles on a regular basis, which I thought was a hoot. She was not trying to be funny, but it made me laugh and caused my mind for a few moments to drift away from thoughts of cancer.
My second humorous event took place in the emergency room a few hours after I was released from the hospital. My catheter, which leaked for the full 22 days the catheter was in, was leaking like crazy. I thought something was wrong so I had my wife drive me to the ER. The doctor found out that there was too much fluid in the bulb and proceeded to reduce it....not that the leaking changed, of course. As part of the process, the cute young nurse had to hold my penis and the catheter in place while the fluid level was adjusted. My wife, whose picture is beside the word "modesty" in the dictionary, sat there and chatted with me about some other topic while "old faithful" (guess I need a new nickname for that guy now) was hoisted into the air by Ms. 20-something. It did not seem funny to me then, because I was concerned about the leakage, but looking back, that had to be a funny sight indeed.
From TC-LasVegas ~ Thanks Dan!!!
Post Edited By Moderator (TC-LasVegas) : 5/29/2008 11:50:09 AM (GMT-6)