Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Frozen Peas and Jock Straps

"Oh, my aching balls!" - Those were my exact words to a buddy of mine when I called him for advice. He's a roaming Forensic Pathologist; he fills in when Medical Examiners take vacations. The Varicoceles (essentially, varicose veins of the balls) were flaring. I was quite beside myself. I figured if he didn't know what to suggest to help until I got in to the Urologist, no one would.
"Do you have any peas in your freezer? Lay down, elevate your legs with pillows and put the peas on your groin.  When the swelling goes down, put on a jock strap, dude. A street jock, or light support jock strap. There are little tiny valves along the vessels to your balls. When they don't operate right, the blood has a tough time moving through. Gravity is working against you here, causing added pressure."


Well, I didn't have a jock. Out to the sporting good store I went. Have you ever seen the sheer number of styles available? Holy crap!
6 (Really? I mean, really??)




I finally had to ask for help. He didn't hesitate and pulled one from the rack, "This is what I wear every day."
Between the frozen peas, and the jock strap: Sweet relief! The Ultrasound is scheduled for tomorrow; we'll see just how much worse these things have gotten over the years since the last urologist told me to "learn to live with the pain." I wanted to say, "Fuck you!" I sighed and nodded and he walked out of the exam room. 
The next time I see a dude at the day spa wearing a jock strap I won't question it.




SickoRicko said...

I'm sorry that you have to go through so much but I'm glad you found some relief.

mistress maddie said...

Well I sure hope you feel better. I have only worn jock straps for theme nights, buy have never gotten into wearing them daily. I generally prefer square cut trunks or commando.

Xersex said...

i wear only underwears! I don't like jockstrap

Patrick said...

AH! Man Problem! Trust the jock has helped. Thanks for your visits and comments! I was rather pleased with the one on "Nudity & The Penis"!

AOM said...

So sorry to hear of your pain and discomfort. I hope it settles down and that you are able to get quick and lasting relief. I wish you all the very best, bro. Hugs, Licks, and Strokes, AOM

French Patrick said...

There are schools were we can "learn to live with the pain". And even to dead with the pain. It is the sadists who wash the brain of their victims to quench their lower instincts. It was maybe those that he recommended you? In this kind "fuck you!" was a too kind euphemism. Personally, I would never more go to an urologiste. In any case not the same. Courage, my friend. I wish you good luck and more satisfactory results for tomorrow.
Love, hugs and bisous Jean and Pat.

Steve said...

Glad that you were able to get some relief. The physician who suggested that you should just "learn to live with the pain" should be reported, imho. There's no excuse for his failure to either give you some help or -- admit that he was clueless about your problem, in which case he should have referred you to someone more knowledgeable.

(I didn't know about the frozen peas + jock strap remedy, but then I don't hold myself out as a practicing physician.)

T said...

I think that chain mail one will regret taking those as an option when it comes time to dropping them; they will get caught in the bush! I remember when I first saw a jock strap and I thought they were for lazy people who couldnt be bothered to pull their pants down to take a dump

Underwear for guys is always a struggle. There are times where you need them and there are times where you just want to rip them off.