Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Hmm? No – lots of men ask about that. I suppose it was a bit strange at first. But after the first week or so, working on the castration ward just feels like working anywhere else in the hospital. I’ve been doing it for almost two years now –bit boring actually.
Right – now we’re just removing the testes today, OK? Then your penectomy’s tomorrow. It’s best to get the testicles out of the way first, so there’s no danger of tumescence during the operation.
Oh now, come on. It’ll be all right. Nothing to worry about. I castrated two men this morning, and I’ll probably get another three done after I’ve finished with you. Just relax. You’re in good hands.
My name’s Deborah, by the way! Sorry – nearly forgot to say! Terrible really, you know – it can get so routine, I just think of you as my “10 am castration”. But every patient’s different, aren't they? A real person, not just a set of genitals to be removed.
Anyway - you're John, aren't you? Oh - really? Are you? Oh, I'm really sorry, George. Maybe John's one of the ones this afternoon. I'm sure there was a John. Anyway - pleased to meet you, John - George! I'm Deborah. Debbie, really.
Anyway, let’s get on with it. Ready? You might want to look away during the procedure. Just look at the chart behind my head, or something. Won’t take a moment.
Here we go.