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  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Shall I go on? No, I thought not. They call it perspective, chappies! What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and all that bollocks.

    Oh, it wasn’t like the tube actually hurt much. The kidney stone emergency that preceded it, on the other hand … fark.

    I like the way they don’t fuck about and just give you more morphine for as long as you can keep asking for it though.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I like the way they don't fuck about and just give you more morphine for as long as you can keep asking it though.

    Oh yes.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Morgan Nichol, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Yes yes, I'm sure he was inconvenienced by all that but, you know, child birth. Haven't you heard nothing can ever possibly compare?

    Auckland CBD • Since Nov 2006 • 313 posts Report Reply

  • Morgan Nichol,

    Paul, it might seem bloody obvious (because it should be) but thank you for saying scrotum. SO MANY people say testicles when they're talking about their beloved sack.

    Auckland CBD • Since Nov 2006 • 313 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd, in reply to Che Tibby,

    "This may cause you some discomfort."

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Morgan Nichol,

    Yes yes, I’m sure he was inconvenienced by all that but, you know, child birth. Haven’t you heard nothing can ever possibly compare?

    Oddly enough, I've had a fellow (female) gout sufferer insist to me that the top end of that sucker was worse than childbirth. Not that I'm going anywhere near that argument ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    yup. a bit of a tickle.

    not childbirth, but you don't get to take home a bundle of joy. only that look on the face of the ex-girlfriend who sees you walking out of the clinic.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I like the way they don’t fuck about and just give you more morphine for as long as you can keep asking for it though.

    Until you reach the point, as I did once last year, where they say "We have to be a bit more careful with the painkillers from now on, as people sometimes stop breathing with this much".

    I also had both a vasectomy and a colonoscopy last year; I never thought I'd say this, but having bits chopped out of my... bits... was vastly preferable to a camera up the arse.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 856 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    A family member who has had 4 children and 2 episodes of gallstones says she would prefer to birth another baby any time-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Morgan Nichol, in reply to James Butler,

    I really don't want either, but I guess if pushed I'd go for the camera. (How big was the thing? Are we talking goatse, or are we talking 'baby the blow job's great but please stop doing that'?)

    Auckland CBD • Since Nov 2006 • 313 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    You guys are hilarious. I'm in stitches.

    Partly because any of this seems a long way away...

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby, in reply to Morgan Nichol,

    i think they call it “the stallion” if it’s any indication.

    i saw a doco on it on the telly (back when i watched one), and immediately thought, "i need to introduce more fibre to my diet, TODAY."

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Morgan Nichol,

    thank you for saying scrotum

    If I had a nickel for every time I thought that...

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Russell Brown,

    the top end of that sucker was worse than childbirth

    Yup heard the same. The key thing is that was one person comparing pain of two things that happened to them.

    As for comparing between people, please can we just say whatever it is simply caused pain. Pissing contests over whose pain is the greater seem so pointless.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Think of something boring... for Christ's sake think of something boring.

    For Che.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    As for comparing between people, please can we just say whatever it is simply caused pain. Pissing contests over whose pain is the greater seem so pointless.

    Quite right.

    But I bet my kidney stone was bigger than Gio's.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    So video time then?

    (10 Points for obscure Dunedin [edit] reference pertaining to this thread)

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    It wasn't the pain so much as the big deal it seems to be for some to go to a doctor about intimate parts of your body. That's what doctors are there for. And nurses if you are talking about smear tests etc. But it seems to me that men are a bit phobic about even a simple prostate check. Women have to endure mammograms which are much worse. Vasectomies are, after all, a very simple and straightforward procedure for healthy men, and prevent women from having to endure much worse.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3203 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Vasectomies are, after all, a very simple and straightforward procedure for healthy men, and prevent women from having to endure much worse.

    you know, i misread that sentence and substituted "impotence".

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Of two childbirths - one long with a posterior baby and one fast, furious and unmedicated - attempting to place the catheter before the epidural was far-and-away the most painful part.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Vasectomies are, after all, a very simple and straightforward procedure for healthy men, and prevent women from having to endure much worse.

    I'm not sure that comparison holds unless you are referring to tubal ligation. And yes, that's a more major surgery than a vasectomy.

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Without meaning to get too serious this is exactly the same as racist or sexist jokes. Offensive is in the eye of the beholder, end of story.

    Same here for medical issues. If a guy is phobic about bending over and having his GP stick a finger up his butt then that's real for that guy. Arguing that women have it worse does not make it any less traumatic for that guy.

    It's like me saying mammograms are trivial because nobody cuts you and my knee surgery was much worse ... it has no relevance. I'm pretty sure I could find women who think mammograms are no big deal but that doesn't make it less of a deal for those who do find it a big deal. I'm certain I could find men who think mammograms aren't a big deal and that wouldn't have any relevance either.

    My vasectomy was easy and a simple decision for me. No big deal for me (apart from the smell). It's good to hear about the experiences of others. And it's interesting that this is really not a topic often discussed. Yes many men have issues about it ... but my feeling is that minimizing their issues by making comparisons isn't going to help.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Russell Brown,

    But I bet my kidney stone was bigger than Gio's.

    Are you disrespecting Mr Jagger?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    That's not only heart shaped, it's heart colored. I think we have a new Odin.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    I also wanted to say thanks to the men who do have the vasectomies. It must be traumatic on many levels, and I didn't mean to minimise that.

    My friend (not mentioned on this thread) who is a vasectomy doctor is lovely, gentle and funny, and I recommend him. But I think they must all be like that.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3203 posts Report Reply

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