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Old 05-20-2016, 09:46 AM
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When I was diagnosed with cancer, my eldest son called me and said, "Hey Mom, what's eating you?"

My youngest said, "Mom, since they only took out part of your colon, do we call it 'semi-colon cancer'?"

Somebody else remarked that I should stay out of the sun because I could get cancer.

It's how some people deal with the unthinkable.

Is it amusing to think of a penile transplant? To some people, yes. Especially to the males among us. There is no other way they can cope with the thought of losing a "member" of the club. I feel certain that if they met this gentleman, they would be respectful.

I also feel certain the close friends of this gentleman will be lining up to regale him with playful remarks about the new addition. And the biggest laughs will be from him.

I agree I repped you for this post.
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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My introduction to this story is not this thread. I actually heard the guy himself talking in an interview on OPB radio. He is very self-deprecating and funny. I mean, why else pick an unmarried 64 year old civilian to be the test case for a therapy intended mainly to benefit 20 something, married veterans! It is because he makes a much more compelling test subject because he can laugh at himself and his situation, and get others to join in the feel good of the whole thing. He survived. The surgery so far is a success. I haven't seen any jokes that take away from the positives of the whole thing.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Some would. I'm pretty sure it's whatever penis is available you can end up with anything size related from a teeny wiener to a donkey dong.
This. Believe it or not, having a larger than average can be annoying, especially when wearing certain types of pants, namely dress slacks.
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:43 PM
 
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Laughter IS the best medicine.

I wonder how his physical therapy goes?
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:45 PM
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Location: Posting from my space yacht.
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This. Believe it or not, having a larger than average can be annoying, especially when wearing certain types of pants, namely dress slacks.


And soccer shorts. God I hope those never come back in style!
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Old 05-20-2016, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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This. Believe it or not, having a larger than average can be annoying, especially when wearing certain types of pants, namely dress slacks.
It sounds like you speak from personal experience
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:08 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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All joking aside, he has a double victory to celebrate: beating cancer and the successful transplant. I'm sure it was especially traumatic for him to lose his penis. Some women talk about feeling like "less of a woman" when they have a mastectomy due to breast cancer; it's likely he had similar feelings and may have had a lot of embarrassment about it also.
I think it must have been worse for him, medically, since urine in the male exits the penis.
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:17 PM
 
Location: 95468
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No sign of rejection.
I'm glad the wife approves.
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Old 05-20-2016, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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Laughter IS the best medicine.
Despite undergoing a full recovery, patients frequently reported periodic swelling in the area. While it was almost universally painless, it often made urination difficult or impossible, and caused certain clothing items to fit incorrectly. Many experienced discomfort while standing up, especially in front of a crowd or an authority figure. Some stated that they felt the same discomfort while seated, although they found it helpful to place a large book over their lap. Most reported the condition worsening in the presence of women; this was especially common among teenagers. Despite all that, the swelling is harmless, and should subside after being left alone for a while. Call a doctor if the swelling lasts more than four hours, due to the risk of permanent damage to the area tissue.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Mass
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A highly respective penis doctor Wang performed the 11 hour surgery.

There is a concern that there will be more dickheads at mass general!
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