First, thanks to AM for being the only one outside my immediate family for acknowledging my Birthday. The gift was the same, but it was still nice to hear it from a stranger.
Second, I hope to set up a Zoints page in the future to keep a running blog of all the ***t I go through and have to put up with every day. Recently, I found that writing this stuff out was very therapuetic. Also, I would be interested to know from others just how crazy I am becoming.
Finally, the reason I am writing this is because I recently had an experience that may or may not help someone else out in the future. From all the searching and reading I have done on here, I thought it was only right to share this with such a great community.
About a month or so ago, after a workout, I began to feel an unusual pain in my scrotum area which was limited to only 1 side. I thought I might have pulled something, or even suffered a hernia. Shortly thereafter, the pain/discomfort subsided and I thought everything was good.
The next day, the same thing happened. So I went home and soaked in the tub thinking this would at least relax the skin in that area and aleviate the discomfort. It didn't work. Later that evening me and the wife got busy and I suffered extreme pain upon ejaculation. This scared the crap out of me.
From then on I searched AM, google and any medical page I could find until I had myself scared enough to go see a doctor. The first doctor I went to did a little exam and thought maybe it was a hernia. I felt somewhat relieved. So she sent me to do an ultrasound. The results were negative for everything - no lumps, no masses, no explanation for the pain - all was normal.
Next I went to see an Urologist. (I also have a history of Kidney stones so I had that checked while I was there) He did his exam and then sent me for an X-Ray. I went back in and he showed me the X-ray - tiny granular stones scattered throughout the kidneys but nothing requiring any treatment except drinking plenty of water.
Next he told me everything appeared fine down below and that I was too young to check my prostate. That was fine except he gave me a 2 week sample and a prescription of Flomax (a drug for an enlarged prostate). It was not until I talked with a few friends that I realized (a little slow, I know) that if he thought my prostate was enlarged he should have checked it - not that I'm in to that sort of thing; but the alternative is not checking it and ending up on a slab in a year or two for something that could have been found and treated early. Especially since the meds he gave me worked in getting rid of my pain.
Currently, all seems good. Sex is back on with wife, the sex is painless is all I'll say about that right here. I have another appointment with the first doctor in a week or so and I will express my concerns to her and see what she thinks. So Happy 35th to me and I'm not really eager to see what 36 has in store.
Thanks for reading, you have been a great crowd.