The urologist called regarding the boo-boo on the private part on Pop. Dr. Romero (who had a funny sense of humor) said it looks like Penile Cancer. HOWEVER, since he has no symptoms, it is relatively small, and doesn\’t bother him – at his age of almost 94; the surgery would be worse. My FIL agreed that he doesn\’t want them touching it – it would require a Circumcision. He was born at home, on a farm in 1926. Putting him under could kill him.  He already has skin cancers all over his body that he gets scraped off but they grow back. At his age, you just accept.

I googled Penile Cancer and I do not recommend you do that. All I can say, I am glad I am not a man! OUCH!

I also noticed some Urologist jokes. They seem to be a \”funny\” bunch. It helps to make fun of your own profession – I am sure besides the Proctologist, they are the butt of many jokes.

That man just keeps ticking – bounced back from influenza and pneumonia in Feb/March. He almost died twice! Now he is up gardening and causing drama – plays poker with his buddy, Harry, and gives candy to the nurses. When he stops getting around, is when we will know, his time is coming. His birthday is on the 23rd. He wants a Pineapple upside cake. I may have to make it myself – I haven\’t made one in YEARS and I believe when I did it was out of a box. I\’ve looked and none of our stores carry it. Must be a non-essential item.

We will be visiting him tomorrow morning – through the window.


My friend has made some contact – through messaging and email. We haven\’t actually talked on the phone yet and that\’s fine with me. Slowly we\’ll get to talking again. We\’re good and I am not going to torture myself anymore. It\’s done.

5 thoughts on “Ouch!

  1. Anonymous May 6, 2020 / 10:23 pm

    You'd better make that cake.


  2. Anonymous May 6, 2020 / 11:25 pm

    I don't know if I should laugh (because of the comics) or cry because of your family member. If I lived near you, I would make one for you and you could take credit, I loveeeeeeeeeeee baking pineapple upside cake. smiles


  3. Anonymous May 7, 2020 / 2:12 am

    Your FIL must have come from good stock to have that much going on and still being with you guys! My mom used to make a pineapple upsidedown cake. Seemed to me she didn't use a mix but made it from scratch. She rarely made it; I wonder if it was not worth the effort. Yep, I have to agree; getting circumcised at his age would not be a fun thing to go through, though Abraham did in the Bible at an older age 🙂 Glad initial contact is being made with your friend and you guys are good.betty


  4. Anonymous May 7, 2020 / 10:24 am

    When my grandson was born, I asked my doctor about the current practice with circumcision. She said she highly recommends it and that she has had to treat many men in the prime of life with all sorts of problems caused by not being circumcised. Ouch is right. Love the cartoons. Hopefully you and your friend will sort things out. I am guessing from how you described her that you going off on her was not the first time she experienced that.


  5. Anonymous May 7, 2020 / 10:55 pm

    At 94 I am not surprised he doesn't want it touched, but then most men might feel the same


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