A few weeks ago, we went for burgers at Five Guys. It was good, but it got us thinking about the onion rings at Fatburger. Yesterday, we went to Fatburger. I don’t know if it was the pandemic, more competition in the area, or what, but it was pretty empty. The onion rings weren’t as good as we remembered either. I wondered if it was a change in their recipe or if I had just built them up so much in my mind that they didn’t live up to it. Lion said they weren’t as good as they used to be. Okay. It wasn’t my mind playing tricks on me.

Since we ate lunch late, Lion asked if we could just have soup for dinner. It was non-Nutrisystem soup. We were bad. Of course, when I mow the lawn later, I’ll burn off some of those calories. I hope. I mean, I should. I think Lion said it’s about a quarter-acre yard. You’d think I’d lose some weight while chugging along through the uneven lawn, up and down the little hills.

We didn’t wind up doing anything last night. Lunch was late, so dinner was late. Then we just watched TV. Maybe today we’ll do something. I will say, however, I still have a lot to do around here, and there’s no guarantee I’ll have the energy for anything. We’ll snuggle, of course, but maybe nothing beyond that.

Am I resting up for the inevitable burst of activity coming up when Lion gets his boners on demand? I don’t think so. It’s just been a busy week or so since the weather started cooperating with outdoor chores. Once the lawn is mowed, the “only” thing left outside is weed whacking and trimming. I’m not looking forward to that either, but it has to get done.

We’ll find out more about the on-demand boners tomorrow. I doubt the first try will work completely, but I hope we’re on the right track.

I had an interesting conversation with a urologist about my erection disorder. I asked her about Edex as a solution. She said that another product called Trimix is more effective with fewer side effects. Let me back up a bit. Edex is alprostadil, a drug that relaxes the blood vessels in the penis and causes an erection. It is available as Edex or Caverject. Caverject is much more expensive than Edex and not covered by my insurance. The doctor said that she gets much better results with Trimix.

Trimix is a combination of alprostadil, phentalomine, and papaverine. The three drugs work together to achieve erections with smaller needles and less risk of side effects than alprostadil alone. There’s one hitch; trimix has to be created by a compounding pharmacy. It isn’t available as a packaged product. Also, it hasn’t been approved by the FDA. It’s considered an off-label use of the three drugs, which have been approved individually. That’s not as bad as you might think. Trimix has been in use since 1983 with excellent success. Since it isn’t approved, insurance doesn’t cover it.

Proper site for penis injection

When I pointed that out to the doctor, she said that Trimix is cheap and probably costs less than my insurance copay for Edex. I told her that I contacted an online pharmacy that quoted me over $400 for a 5ml vial. The vial would be good for 10-20 boners depending on the dose I needed. She told me that a local pharmacy is much less expensive. I called and learned that a vial is only $137. For comparison, a 90-day supply of Edex (18 boners) has an insurance copay of $200. The Trimix is probably less expensive for the same number.

The next question i asked was, what if I need 1ml per dose? I would only get 5 boners per vial. She surprised me by saying that if I needed a larger dose, she could order a stronger mixture of the drugs so that I would need less per boner. I can’t argue with that logic. The first bottle might not last as long as I hoped, but the next one would. OK, Trimix it is.

The next step is for me to go to her office for an injection lesson. A nurse will teach me how to inject the drug into my penis. She’ll use saline solution for the lesson, so no boner will occur. I’m not too worried about the injection. The shaft of the penis has few nerve endings, and the small needle needed would hardly be felt. After my lesson, the doctor will give me a prescription for Trimix, and we can stop and get it on the way home from the doctor’s office.

Once we get home, I can give myself the first injection. It will be for a very small dose that probably won’t create a satisfactory erection that lasts at least a half hour. If it does, that’s fine. If it doesn’t. the next day I give myself a larger dose. If that isn’t enough, I can try a larger dose the day after that. If that still isn’t enough, I will have to wait until the next week to try again. You can only get three doses a week. Each has to be at least 24 hours apart.

erection emergency

At some point, I will get enough of the drug to get hard and stay hard between thirty minutes and an hour. It’s possible that the boner will last longer. If it lasts longer than two hours, it’s time to try to calm it down. No need to panic. It isn’t a medical emergency until the boner stays up for four hours. There are a few things I can do to calm it down if I’m hard for two hours. Ice is one thing to try. Another is to take four Sudafed (4 30mg NOT time release) tablets. Benadryl is also useful (2 tablets). If that doesn’t work and the erection is still going strong at three hours, there is an antidote that can be used.

You need a prescription for it. Phenylephrine is an injectable drug that is generally effective in counteracting this erection. It is a last resort before the Emergency Room. If the erection is still going strong and it is nearly four hours, It’s a powerful vasoconstrictor. The instructions I found on the web say to inject up to .5ml (50 units) into the penis about 2 inches from the base. Inject the same area as the Trimix was injected (not the same place, just the same 10-o’clock/2-o’clock orientation). If the erection doesn’t subside in five minutes, you can inject another .5ml. Massage the injection site for five minutes to distribute the drug. If two doses don’t work, head to the Emergency Room.

This sort of problem is quite rare. I think it makes sense to know what to do if there is a problem. I’m going to discuss this with my urologist and ask for a phenylephrine prescription. It’s important to discuss emergency procedures with your doctor. If you have high blood pressure or other heart problems, Sudafed may not be an option, and you may need to go right to the injection.

The risk of an emergency is highest when determining the appropriate dose. I don’t expect this sort of problem, but I want to be aware of what to do and how to handle a problem.

I should have done this sooner

I’m a little angry with myself for waiting this long. I’ve had problems staying hard during sex for quite a while. I thought it was because I was conditioned to have sex on my back, so the only position that worked for intercourse was cowgirl with Mrs. Lion on top. I didn’t realize that I had a medical issue until the problem got so bad I was having trouble keeping it up at any point. I’m a little embarrassed that I need medical help beyond the standard boner pills, but I do. I know I’m not alone and that a lot of men who could have great sex, like me, avoid dealing with this very personal issue. I’m happy I took the first step. Tomorrow I’ll be on the way to great sex again.

I am glad I didn’t try to mow the lawn yesterday. I puttered around cleaning up the yard for the dog. I had to get rid of branches, so she isn’t dragging them in the house. And I used a small fence to keep her out of the blackberry bushes. It only took about forty minutes, but that was long enough to wipe me out. I am not made for hot weather.

Lion took a boner pill to see if it would work. He fell asleep after dinner. I don’t know if it didn’t work because we missed his window of opportunity or if it just didn’t work. We can try again today. Maybe we’ll be better at timing it. A little more attention could help too. I’ve been sort of bummed out since he discovered the injections. I guess I was wrong all those times I told him he wasn’t broken. Think of all the fun we could have been having.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun even if he’s broken. It still feels good to him when I try to get him hard. I can rub or suck my weenie anytime. If I’m pretty sure he isn’t going to get hard, I won’t have to keep going as long as I have been. No need for numb arms. Obviously, I want him to have orgasms. But making him feel good also counts.

I hope his boner injections work. We can go back to the good old days when he wasn’t broken. I always tell him to be careful what he wishes for. Maybe this time, he doesn’t need to be careful.

The battle between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and The Walt Disney Company raises some interesting possibilities. The most extreme is what would happen if Walt Disney decided to close Walt Disney World temporarily. Disney World employs over 70,000 people at its Florida resort. It’s the largest single-location employer in the country and the largest employer in Florida.

Just for fun, consider what would happen if Disney World shut down for a month. 70,000 employees would go on unemployment. Florida pays about $250 a week per out-of-work citizen. That would cost the state $17,500.000 a week in direct unemployment costs. That’s far from all. Disney World attracts over 50 million visitors a year, about one million a week. 92,500 of these people fly in and out of Orlando Airport a day. Let’s be generous and assume that only half are brought in by Disney. That’s 46,000 people. This translates to about 250 flights a day. The airport employs 18,000 people. At least half would have to go. That’s another $2.25 Million a week. You can see that the direct impact alone is to the tune of $20 Million a week.

The indirect costs have to be much more than that. The other theme parks in Orlando depend on Disney to attract visitors. Hotels, restaurants, gas stations, supermarkets, and all sorts of retail businesses depend on Disney to survive. Florida’s economy could be badly hurt if Disney closed even for a short time.

Closing would certainly hurt Disney too. Disney World brings in an average of $55 Million a day in revenue. Only a portion of that is profit. However, Disney World is not Walt Disney Company’s largest profit center. It makes more from movies and TV, as well as continued revenue from its other theme parks, cruise lines, and resorts. In other words, leaving Florida would hurt but not put the company in any danger.

Such a drastic move would almost certainly kill DeSantis’ chance of becoming president. It would also damage the lives of thousands of people, not to mention disappointing millions of guests who had to cancel their plans. Without a doubt, businesses large and small would go bankrupt if the interruption lasted more than a few months. The state treasury would be badly dinged by the economic crises caused by the closure.

can you move disney world?

Some consider the possibility that Disney could uproot its Florida operations unthinkable. It would be expensive but could happen. If another state, say, South Carolina, decided to attract a new Walt Disney World, it could. It would take about ten years to build the resort again in a new location. During that time, the Florida operation could keep going, so its revenue wouldn’t be lost. The new location infrastructure, including the airport and roads, would have plenty of time to be built.

It would be expensive. State and local bond issues could cover infrastructure and low-interest loans to Disney. There is nothing sacred about the Orlando location. I don’t know anyone who would refuse to visit the resort if it were in another state. I’m sure that Disney doesn’t want to make such a drastic move, but it can and will get a lot of help from its new home. When you consider a resort that attracts 50 million visitors a year and generates over $70 Billion, a lot of help is available for a move.

Orlando is dependent on the Disney money machine for survival. Like it or not, the health of Disney World is critical to Central Florida’s survival. De Santis claims that Disney has a private arrangement that no one else has. That’s not true. There are hundreds of other special tax districts in Florida, including Daytona National Racetrack and a huge retirement home complex. Disney’s special district has a fifty-year track record of providing excellent husbandry to the Disney World property. No one, not even DeSantis, has pointed to any mishandling of civic responsibility. The Disney World theme parks have fantastic safety records. The roads are in excellent condition, and guests love to visit the resort.

Disney has filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the governor. The New York Times quoted a legal authority that chances are good that Disney will win the suit. The problem is that DeSantis wants blood. He’s challenged agreements between Disney and the old board and is threatening additional safety inspections for Disney attractions that other operators don’t have to endure. He’s also threatened to build a state prison next to the complex.

As I see it, if DeSantis succeeds and Disney’s business is hurt, Orlando will be the big loser. Disney, on its own, brings over $55 Billion into the state. Well over 150,000 people depend on the resort for their living. Why would a governor and his pet legislature want to break this money machine? He might be upset that the former Disney CEO criticized the anti-gay law passed in the state. I can understand that. But what he did is like killing your cow because it kicked over a milk bucket. The Walt Disney Company is a global enterprise. It doesn’t depend on its Florida operations to stay in business.

Would you elect the man who tried to kill his own state’s economy as president of The United States? DeSantis makes Trump look good