Last year prior to knee replacement surgery the techs shaved my legs – not very well and I’ve kept them shaved since then. I wear shorts in public most of the time and if anyone noticed nothing was said.
Recently I had more surgery scheduled which would require a week in the hospital and decided it would be best to let the hair grow back. The day before going into hospital my wife was trimming my pubs and asked why I stopped shaving my legs. I told her there would be under the constant care of doctors and nurses and they might think it was odd if my legs were shaved. She assured me no one would care and thought I’d feel better if they were shaved.
I’d shaved my legs the night before surgery and it was a bit of a rush knowing I’d be nearly nude on an operating table the next morning surrounded by doctors, nurses and medical students and my legs would be bare and smooth like a woman’s.
I spent the next six days in the hospital and at least one of the nurses noticed and commented- I don’t remember exactly what she said but it wasn’t anything mean or derogatory.
My wife and I are comfortable with my shaved, smooth legs and now I’ll no longer worry about what others may think.