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Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Prostate exam on 03/19/2012 17:46:46 MDT Print View

>A friend of mine got a similar response when he suggested the doc use two fingers so he could get a second opinion.

HAHAHA!!!!

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: Re: Prostate exam on 03/20/2012 13:19:22 MDT Print View

I think the docs just have their game face on.

Catch a proctologist at a party. They tell the best jokes.

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
Re: Re: Re: Re: Prostate exam on 03/20/2012 13:46:05 MDT Print View

No sense of humor...I completely understand. There is just something really, really, really weird about a man who put himself into $400,000+ in debt for a piece of paper that says "I am able to stick my finger in your ass". Really. Who in their right mind wakes up one morning and says "I want to be a proctologist!"????

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Prostate exam on 03/20/2012 17:03:24 MDT Print View

"Really. Who in their right mind wakes up one morning and says "I want to be a proctologist!"????"

Somebody who wakes up every morning and says, "I want to get filthy rich"?

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Prostate exam on 03/20/2012 17:19:33 MDT Print View

What a way to start the morning. I see one post, laugh, want to +1 it, then see the next one, laugh again, want to +1 it, then the next... So +1 to you all! (too early to have the brain rolling for any add on...)

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Life lesson 793 on 03/20/2012 17:23:30 MDT Print View

I have a buddy who told me he had to go in for a digital prostate exam. We spend about 30 minutes trying to figure out what kind of computer that probe attached to, when I finally realized digits = fingers. Duh!

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Life lesson 793 on 03/20/2012 17:55:02 MDT Print View

" when I finally realized digits = fingers. Duh!"

That's the analogue version. ;)

P. Larson
(reacttocontact) - F
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Prostate exam on 03/20/2012 21:20:08 MDT Print View

Somebody who wakes up every morning and says, "I want to get filthy rich"?

An Anesthesiologist makes the same amount...without having to fondle dudes butt holes. Then again, I got shot at and had people trying to blow me up for under $40,000 a year. Who knows what I'd do for $200,000 a year. Of course, I'd only do that job for a year and then quit.

David Olsen
(oware)

Locale: Steptoe Butte
Re: Re: Life lesson 793 on 03/20/2012 21:26:42 MDT Print View

This type of exam may soon be government mandated.


"an amendment proposed by Virginia Sen. Janet Howell, a Democrat, which would have required a man to get a digital rectal exam and cardiac stress test before getting a prescription for an erectile-dysfunction drug."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/15/148695307/in-protest-democrats-zero-in-on-mens-reproductive-health

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Re: Life lesson 793 on 03/21/2012 17:47:17 MDT Print View

""an amendment proposed by Virginia Sen. Janet Howell, a Democrat, which would have required a man to get a digital rectal exam and cardiac stress test before getting a prescription for an erectile-dysfunction drug.""

ROTFL! Howell for Prez.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Re: Re: Life lesson 793 on 03/21/2012 17:53:04 MDT Print View

I really hope that Medicare, etc. aren't being made to pay for Viagra pills! Please tell me I am right...

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Life lesson 793 on 03/21/2012 18:16:26 MDT Print View

"I really hope that Medicare, etc. aren't being made to pay for Viagra pills! Please tell me I am right..."

In theory you are right. But my experience with Government programs is that people cheat and the Government can't figure it out. So I would bet we are paying for those little pills :)

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Re: Prostate exam on 03/21/2012 19:03:26 MDT Print View

I was told the thing you dont want to feel during a prostate exam is a hand on each of your shoulders

Tony Beasley
(tbeasley) - MLife

Locale: Pigeon House Mt from the Castle
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Life lesson 793 on 03/22/2012 03:10:12 MDT Print View

>I really hope that Medicare, etc. aren't being made to pay for Viagra pills! Please tell me I am right...

Hi Ben,

I hope you never get Prostate Cancer, but I do think you need to do some reading on Prostate Cancer or to be more specific recovery after Radical Prostatectomy especially after loosing some nearby nerves like I did.

Two years ago I was diagnosed with advanced Prostate Cancer, shortly after I had a Radical Prostatectomy, I was prescribed Viagra as part of my recovery, for me taking Viagra is to do with long term male health and it has very little to do with sex, later in life if you are unable to have erections a certain part of you shrivels up and then it becomes difficult to relieve yourself.

This whole experience has been very expensive and to add to that in Australia any ED medication is not subsidized, I wish it was, I believe it is ignorance by some powerful groups that is stopping this happening.

BTW the digital examinations were one of the better parts of the experience.

Tony

Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: What is this? on 03/25/2012 10:05:55 MDT Print View

"How would one describe this type of humor? Dark? Sick? Far Side? Slapstick? 3 Stooges?"

Well whatever the type I think this video is similar:

here

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Life lesson 793 on 03/25/2012 10:22:41 MDT Print View

@ Tony:

Thank you for sharing your experience. Cancer survivors are fighters -- and it's wonderful that you have bounced back and are now hiking and all. Well fought -- and congrats!

D Haggart
(drumhaggart) - F
Re: Re: Re: Life lesson 793 on 04/03/2012 07:38:41 MDT Print View

>>"an amendment proposed by Virginia Sen. Janet Howell, a Democrat, which would have required a man to get a digital rectal exam and cardiac stress test before getting a prescription for an erectile-dysfunction drug."


IIRC, Senator Howell proposed this in response to a bill/amendment (proposed by a male legislator) that required women to submit to some kind of test or examination in order to receive some kind of care/benefit concerning their reproductive health.

In essence, the female legislators are p*ssed about some old men trying to take control over women's reproductive health choices.

-Steve