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Really need some advice
« on: July 23, 2008, 02:55:11 AM »
I start nursing school in about 3 weeks in a BSN program at a major university.  I just found out in an health assessment lab class that we will have to undress (remove shirt). You have to examine each others heart sounds, do chest percussion things. I wasn't aware of this and now I don't know what to do since I have gynecomastia. Each student will have to pair up with another and there probably won't be any guys in the class. I am pretty  down about this. I wouldn't mind if it was just a doctor or something but these are some hot girls that are really popular on campus that I would have to come into contact with each day. I have tried to email the instructors of these classes with a different name about having gyno but I can't get a response. I know some will say they are nurses they have to see everything but these girls are 18-19 and this is a Major University program. I don't know if I should be honest and talk to the head of the school and give identity up and try to ask her if there is a way I can get out of it? Or just forget the whole thingThe instructor of the specific class is not listed yet so I am screwed there. I just don't know what to do. My wife says it is no big deal but that is easy for her to say. I have worried myself sick about this since I found out. I feel like this thing is ruling my life. I have tried in the past to remove my shirt but laughs and teasing have just destroyed my self-esteem. My goal was to get a good paying job so I can get these two miserable things removed now it seems like it is my roadblock once again.   I come to you guys to get an opinion on this because no one knows what it is like but us. What would you do if your were in my situation?

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Offline Paa_Paw

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Re: Really need some advice
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 03:24:35 AM »
I went through a similar thing years ago while attending a Medical Technical School in the USAF. It was a mixed class, only about 10% female. Everyone was so busy that they hardly had time to notice.

The Girls probably won't care in any case unless your breasts are larger than theirs. Don't anyone laugh, I once dated a girl who had smaller breasts than I. We laughed at and with each other but both of us got upset if anyone else took note of our condition.
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Re: Really need some advice
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 11:34:59 PM »
How terrible is gyne if it can get in the way of being the only dude in a room full of topless women. :(

Skip the class bro.  I did great in college and I think I was batting less then .500 in attendance :).

Re: Really need some advice
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 02:40:55 AM »
Damn this. I swear this sucks. It reminds me of those days playing football fearing when the coach would say shirts/skins. There were a couple of guys that had it besides me and we all caught hell. I don't know about this though. It is tough going to a female dominated school like this. But I have already wasted 60 credit hours on related studies. I can't think of anything besides a biology major I could switch too. I picked this field because of job stability. I have no problem removing my clothing in the doctor setting. Hell I had to run a treadmill test with 2 nurses, and a echo tech in the room and got through that but boy it was embarrassing. I just never looked down and kept my arms spread wide like an idiot. I know I could get out of this, I just don't want to look like an idiot for not letting my partner examine me. It is just scarey. I have to take out a big loan and I am screwed if fear lets me back out.

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Offline Grandpa Bambu

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Re: Really need some advice
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 03:00:56 AM »
So let me get this straight...  You are in a co-ed nursing class and everyone has to undress to examine each other? Geeze dude, where do I sign-up!   :P

One would think that the girls/women would object to taking their tops off in front of male classmates... ???

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Offline Paa_Paw

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Re: Really need some advice
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008, 08:20:56 AM »
Bullseye.

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Re: Really need some advice
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2008, 09:04:45 PM »
My bet is no one will notice or care.  Gynecomastia is all over, but I think much of the anxiety is self-created.  Take a chill pill and you'll be A-OK.

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Re: Really need some advice
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2008, 11:56:48 PM »
Spleen,

I would only hope that there is no one here who is incapable of seeing the wisdom in what you just said.


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