The doctor said, 'Robbie, the good news is I can
cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require
You have a very rare condition, which causes your
testicles to press on your spine and the pressure creates
one hell of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure
is to remove the testicles.'
I was shocked and depressed. I wondered if I had
anything to live for. I had no choice but to go under the
knife. When I left the hospital, I was without a headache
for the first time in 20 years, but I felt like I was
missing an important part of myself. As I walked down the
street, I realized that I felt like a different person. I
could make a new beginning and live a new life.
I saw a men's clothing store and thought, 'That's
what I need... A new suit...'
I entered the shop and told the salesman, 'I'd like
a new suit..'
The elderly tailor eyed me briefly and said, 'Let's
see... Size 44 long.'
I laughed, 'That's right, how did you know?'
'Been in the business 60 years!' the tailor said.
I tried on the suit it fit perfectly.
As I, admired myself in the mirror, the salesman
asked, 'How about a new shirt?'
I thought for a moment and then said, 'Sure.'
The salesman eyed me and said, 'Let's see, 34
sleeves and 16-1/2 neck.'
I was surprised, 'That's right, how did you know?'
'Been in the business 60 years.'
I tried on the shirt and it fit perfectly.
I walked comfortably around the shop and the
salesman asked, 'How about some new underwear?'
I thought for a moment and said, 'Sure.'
The salesman said, 'Let's see... Size 36.
I laughed, 'Ah ha! I got you! I've worn a size 34
since I was 18 years old.'
The salesman shook his head, 'You can't wear a size
34. A size 34 would press your testicles up against the base
of your spine and give you one hell of a