Something i must share before i go mad!!!!! Well today has been the most undignified day of my young(ish) life! This morning I had to go into hospital, as an out patient, for the first time (well technically the second if you include my birth but hen I wasn’t really an out patient). I underwent a procedure called a cystoscopy! Now for all you who are unfamiliar with this let me explain (oh if your male and squeamish you better stop reading now!) The procedure began with a nurse cleaning my genitalia, then the physician inserts a small plastic syringe into the tip of the penis and injects an anaesthetic gel to numb the area. Unpleasant but hey I could deal with that! Then the truly unpleasant part; they take a fiberoptic camera and put the whole bloody thing in!!!!! OOOOOWWWWWWWWWWCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHH :surprised (Why they use the gel I couldn’t work out, at the time!) [edit; I forgot to say the camera is approximately 5-8 mm in diameter double OOOOOWWWWWWWWWWCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHH :surprised :surprised ] They then proceed to fill your bladder with saline, now this is an unusual sensation but was kinda pleasant after the previous two shocks. The looking around the bladder part isn’t too bad, it scratches a little and did cause me to flinch now and again. Once the doc( ) had a good look he asked me if I minded if his junior doctor “could having a practice with the ‘scope”, “no not at all” I replied “after all this can’t get any more unpleasant”. Then I notice the junior doc, and my god she was soooooo fit :!!) I wished I could have crawled under a rock it stead of having one! (no I didn’t really get it up after all there was a camera impeding my ability! But under normal conditions ... i.e. a hot chick that close to that area! … ) So there you have it, the removal of the camera wasn’t that bad, but the whole thing was very painful and embarrassing to boot. So off I trundle to post op were the nurse explains that for the next two days I must drink and obscene amount of fluid to flush the system out to prevent infection, so here I am sat at my pc writing this to get it off my chest and as I’m doing it the anaesthetic gel is starting to wear off, I now know why they used in the first place, having a piss is like peeing pure chilly oil!!! The pain is getting worst and it’s all I can do try and block it out! Sorry for dumping such an unpleasant story but it needs to be said for my own sanity!