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Vampire Viagra

Don’t let the admittedly flippant titling of this article fool you. I’m not making light of the problem afflicting 33-year-old Jimmy Croxton. Primarily because this is a case of, “there, but for the grace of God, go I.” Croxton is diabetic, and the condition caused nerve damage, called neuropathy, which left him with erectile dysfunction. That’s a problem for a guy who wants to have children, which Croxton does. A new procedure dubbed the “P-shot”, akin to the “Vampire Facelift” favored by Kim Kardashian, involves injecting blood plasma directly into his penis. It does seem to be helping. I’m glad for him.

I took a drug called Luvox, which has reportedly since been pulled off shelves because it is so dangerous, for years. And for years I was walking around with extreme hyperglycemia—elevated blood sugar levels—caused by the drug. I’m one of the rare cases where I had no symptoms, and doctors were negligent in frequently testing me, as they are obligated to do. (In fairness, I didn’t press the issue.) By the time I was diagnosed, the disease had already wreaked considerable damage on my body. All in all, I’m really lucky. My eyes were damaged (a condition called diabetic retinopathy), but modern medicine saved my vision. My kidneys came out alright (diabetes attacks the eyes and the kidneys first). I *was* left with staggering medical bills that I’ll probably not live long enough to pay off (and that’s *with* insurance) and I’ve lost partial feeling in both my feet due to neuropathy. Reading stories like Croxton’s, though, reminds me of just how much worse things could have been for me.

See your physician regularly, folks.

TheCheezman • January 9, 2019


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