One for the boys
I think ouch says it all here, I was hoping to run the London Marathon with my partner this April but for medical reasons he has to undergo a genital mutilation (sorry his words) on the 13th March (ominous I know). We have a few questions:
1. Is there any chance of him being in any condition to be able to complete the race by April the 25th?
2. How long will it be after the operation before he will be able to run comfortably
Bit of a touchy subject but I'm sure someone will have some expertise on the issue.
Apparently thats off the cards for at least 2 weeks, ideally 6.
I suspect the doctor meant to say that you need to be aiming for 6 "sucks" every 2 weeks until your partner is feeling better..........
< GO does his bit for male solidarity >
on a more serious note, I took about 2 and a 1/2 weeks off when I had a vasectomy, and after that wore some very tight pants on my first couple of runs.....
That sounds like good advice, the last bit does anyway.
The only thing getting a kiss it better is his forehead.
With all this patient choice we're supposed to have these days, could he not ask for a date for surgery AFTER the marathon?
Having said that, I should think that a week or two should be enough for healing, given that it's quite superficial, no stitches (I presume), and so on.
All I can say is that he'd be a complete prick to contemplate racing so soon after the op.
Oh, hang on a minute ...
that would sort out the iPod wearers!
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