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My sympathies. I had the snip a couple of years ago and it was uncomfortable rather than painful, I would say. Comfy pants and a pack of frozen peas are essential afterwards.
over 2 years ago
By "down there" I don't mean Mexico. I mean...DOWN THERE...'tween the legs.
over 2 years ago
The weight thing...I can speak to that, I think. I came to the same realization you just have, only in Jan. of last year. You know about this; I took up running, combined with keeping an eye on my portion size, combined with slashing wine intake. Notice I didn't say "I went on a diet." My "diet" is actually brilliant...all home made by me--most of the time. So I know what I'm putting into my body. Nothing out of boxes. All fresh. Matter of fact, I buy things literally an hour before I make them for dinner, every day. There is a supermarket across the street from us, so I buy dinner ingredients daily, on my way back from work. So diet is ok. We don't drink soda, we don't eat out of boxes. Portion size was an issue for me. And copious amts. of wine and gin. I introduced running--my most hated activity at the time, as a way to quickly expedite my mission (I wanted to lose 25 lbs. initially, then go much slower and take 15 more off). During the course of 5 months I lost my 25 lbs. Also during that time, I began to like running. Fast forward to now: running is a means of releasing stress for me, and I really like it. Not love it, but do like it. It comes w/aches and pains, and it still requires crazy amounts of motivation (I talk to myself all the time)...especially since I usually run after a full day's work--which, you know, for me starts w/waking up at 5 am. But...I can't do without it anymore. During the next year I aim to drop 10 more lbs. My "diet" remains the same, as nothing was wrong with it in the first place. I do sometimes forget my portion size, but I figure once or twice per week isn't going to kill me. Overall, when the weather is nice, I log about 20=25 miles/week of running. So no worries there.
I don't know what is going to work for you; everyone's body is different. I do know that for me "dieting' doesn't work. Even cutting portion size down was difficult; as the more I ran, the more I wanted to eat, so there was this crazy delicate balance there...it was tough. The main thing is: I still run...and quite often. So it's become part of my life. And probably it'll never go away now. I find peace and quiet and it's a sort of "meditating" when I run, especially in the woods here in our new place. Alan knows; I give him "animal sightings during my run" updates.
But mostly I wish you much luck with the operation. Going under the knife is not good. Especially down there. And then definitely thoughts go your way...good thoughts. The diet/losing weight thing is secondary. You'll do it. I have no reservations.