I had my first checkup in four years a week ago. I asked the doctor if he could get my testosterone number along with the usual set of statistics when they analyzed my blood sample.
A few days ago my doctor reported back that my testosterone level was 502 nano grams per deciliter, or, as he put it, "perfectly normal."
I then looked it up and found that the average healthy adult male ranges from 270 to 1070, but that after the age of 30, testosterone tends to decline roughly 1% per year.
I had, of course, secretly been hoping that my number would come in above average, so was a little disappointed to be so middle of the road. I suppose I can still hope that they caught me on a day when I was at low ebb (levels do fluctuate).
Then again, maybe they caught me at high tide.
But, the doctor confirmed what I had always suspected: I am merely average.
In any case, that finding confirms that this is in fact not a ballsy blog, merely an honest one.