By Anonymous - United States
Today, I found out that I have testicular cancer for the second time in two years, and they may end up removing my last testicle. Knowing full well I was also born with an extra rib, the doctor at the consultation joked, "Hey, you'll be three quarters of the way to being a woman." FML
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  FailBear920  |  19

Where did my comment go i was first!?

  Enslaved  |  36

64, I learned that from watching "Sex in the City" Lol

I have to say, I'm now curious if a man could still be able to get an erection without testicles.

  krazy_glu3  |  0

Don't guys get an erection just buy the blood rushing to the penis? I dont think the balls have to do with an erection... But, If they take out your balls, you won't be able to have kids.

  humorizer  |  14

Your doctor's an idiot. Not only because of his rude comment, but also because of the invalidity of the statement.

Men and women both have the same number of ribs. Assuming that he was going for the "women have more ribs" myth.

  CatEyes66  |  0

82) Sounds right

72) Ya, you're probaby right. I've heard they had them for dogs to but I haven't heard about humans yet. It's suppose to help the male with the psychological part of getting his testicles removed or something.

I hope OP knows this situation doesn't makes him any less then a man and there is always adoption.

  PennyLane27  |  32

Planet Cancer. ( ... the forums on that site helped my husband through his cancer when he was 17 and he's met some really awesome people through it. Best to you, OP! And most importantly- Kick that sh*t in the teeth!!!

  enonymous  |  8

Sorry to hear about your cancer. Here are free tips on beating cancer.

1) grow a mustache... Not that shitty pencil thin kind or weak handlebar oh fucking look at me i have curly tips mustache... I'm talk full on Magnum PI

2) Don't ever play Dave Chappelle on street hoops for the xbox. He will not let you win

  Isoldael  |  27

Actually, the testicles are (partly) responsible for producing hormones that help you get in the mood and get an erection. A lack of those hormones might leave OP incapable of getting an erection unless he tries hormonal therapy.


I know that he would not be able to ejaculate, but would a man without testicles still be able to feel sexually pleasured? If not, I would probably not have much fun on earth not being able to get off like a regular person.

  dre_bro11  |  12

164, he would most likely still orgasm, just that no semen will come out. Doesn't sound as if the the other fluids which are released through ejaculation won't though, but I'm not too sure about that.

  cradle6  |  13

You can still ejaculate, as you still have semen. There will be no sperm in the semen though.

But as someone mentioned, it really messes with your hormones. At the very least it can really damage your sex drive

  Yodaevil  |  4

Get implants, go big! Men like big boobs, so give the ladies big balls! All joking aside, do you have/want kids? You may need to freeze your swimmers incase you do lose it. But after that, no more worries about birth control! Good luck bro!

  bfsd42  |  20

OP's fml was in relation to the doctors comment. In that respect, OP deserved it for not being able to take a joke from someone who was most likely trying to get a smile or laugh out of someone they have clearly known for a while.


#89: That's entirely true. It's just another example of how the crap in the bible gets treated as truth, despite being mostly stories made up by ignorant bronze-age people.

  Tsunami87  |  17

Lame dude, sorry you won't be able to have kids. Good news though, you can get prosthetic balls so the "look" and "feel" won't be lost. Just the "function". Still, try to think positive, no preggo's!!


5 can go suck a fuck.

OP, I'm so sorry to hear that. Best wishes. Maybe you can join "Remaining Men Together" and then Project Mayhem? No?
In all seriousness, the doctor came off as an asshole, but a little comic relief is usually welcome in situations of high tension. Like being told you have cancer again.

You're in my prayers, OP.

  22cute  |  17

You could probably sue the Dr over that terrible comment. At the least find a Doc who will be sane and supportive.
Best wishes for your robust health! You will AlWAYS be the man!

  puppydog  |  12

People born with a cervical rib are a lot more likely to develop cancer early in life, so they kind of go hand in hand :/ Really sucks though.

By  Poopolicious  |  5

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  Sindy_fml  |  4

i think people should be less sensitive regarding the op, if he posts it on fml then he is prepared for these jokes. maybe the people making jokes are just trying to lighten things up & make OP laugh. on the other hand, best wishes op :) xx

  ImaginaryFoe  |  0

I sort of agree with #158. Some jokes are tacky and in bad taste but a little light humour is a good thing. People seem to heal better when they have a positive demeanor.

Generic moral outrage at people who joke or click YDI isn't worth one measly damn to OP. I've seen people here joke about rape, murder, and baby-punching but suddenly we're the have-a-heart crew? A sense of humour helped me deal with cancer more than maudlin sentiment ever did. OP's doctor is guilty of bad timing and a terrible punchline.