I have a Wood Badge in Scouting…a so-call masters degree in scouting that you get if you spend four weekends or so dressed up like a Boy Scout and learning everything known to man about fires, knots, cooking and getting along in the outdoors. One of the tests we were given in regards to starting a fire had to do with time. You see if I ask a scout to start a fire, that is one thing. If I give him only two matches and say it needs to be started in four minutes…well that’s another. Putting the stress of a time limit to any task makes the task more stressful and difficult.
If a man is in a shaky marriage and you throw in the stress of a cancer that also strikes at the manhood of the male, that being continence and impotence, well then that just might break a chain with a weakened link….might it not? I have friends and patients whose marriage fell apart in large part due to the stresses of the disease, the treatment and the wife being unable to “handle it.”
In this song performed by yours truly the poor ole prostate cancer male with all his manhood problems is pleading for his wife, who he thought loved him through and through, to come back. This is done in the Louis Prima style.