Testicular Cancer Survivor Josh Hamm was denied entrance into the "Pocket Pool Ballroom" dance competition this week after being told that him having one less testicle was an "unfair advantage" to other dancers. Josh recalls "I couldn't believe it, and I started joking with my friends that apparently there was no room for ball room in this competition". Needless to say, the internet had something to say about this, and thus the hashtag #roomforballroom was born.
Month #1 was quite difficult. On top of the exercise itself, I faced a number of setbacks which made things even harder. This blog entry is going to introduce you to the 3 major challenges I faced, all of which will get their own blog post later on this year! The three big hurdles that hit me were: testosterone, injury, and diet.
Today is International Women's Day and we need to recognize the important role women play in our lives, especially when it comes to our health - whether it’s fighting the dreaded man-cold, or something more serious like testicular cancer. I can tell you from personal experience, women have LITERALLY saved my life, and made me the best version of myself.
When talking about getting him neutered, we asked questions like how will this affect his growth? Will his personality change? What if he (we) wanted puppies one day? I was actually very scared about someone operating and removing a part of him, even though there were many very good reasons for him to get neutered. But how could I do this to my little puppy? Much to my own surprise, this experience really got me thinking about my own experiences with having balls removed and how it has impacted my life.