A CONCERNED Scot made sure his circumcision surgery went to plan – by penning a note to the doctor on his thigh before going under anaesthetic.
60-year-old Sandy Paton used a felt-tip pen to write “Remember, not the whole knob; just the foreskin!” on his leg before going in for surgery last Thursday.
Sandy, from just outside Insch in Aberdeenshire, decided to write the hilarious memo moments before he was wheeled into the operating theatre at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
He has since confirmed he has “fully recovered” from the surgery, but is “disappointed” he did not wake to find a reply from the surgeon.
And he is now encouraging other men not to be so “tense” about medical procedures.
“It was just a bit of a laugh,” he explained.
“I really wish I could have seen the surgeon’s face. Unfortunately, I was still coming round from the anaesthetic when he paid me a visit so I can’t remember if he mentioned it.
“In the days up to the surgery the conversation was getting more and more grim and I just wanted to have a laugh about it – it’s only a piece of skin after all.
“It was just a simple medical thing that needed sorting and it all went to plan.
“Nowadays everyone gets so tense about medical procedures and people need to understand that they are usually not something to be worried about.”
His wife, 45-year-old artist Angela Davidson, said her husband “walked like John Wayne” following his surgery.
Speaking from her art gallery in Dunnydeer, she said: “It was just a laugh – we had joked about him writing something but I never thought he would do it.
“He wrote it when he put his hospital gown on. The surgeon must have smiled when he saw it.
“It took a bit of rubbing to get it off – I think it was a felt-tip pen he used.
“A lot of our friends have found it very funny and applauded him for making light of a situation like that.”
Angela shared the snap with her pals on social media, who described it as “awesome”.
Teresa Redon said: “He still has a sense of humour.”
Alice Grant added: “That made me giggle, all in all I hope he’s not too sore.”
Angela replied: “Quite a sight when he dropped his troos” before adding “Glad the story is making most folk smile”.