Don’t call it a comeback. Andrew Wardle of Greater Manchester is 40 years old, has had a girlfriend for the last three years, and was born with an abnormality that left him with an external bladder and a missing penis.

Wardle had surgery to put his bladder back inside his body when he was only one year old, but as he reached his teenage years he started partying heavily, ashamed of the heavy scarring that had left him dickless. Now, wonderfully, he couldn’t care less about your opinion; in fact you’ll be able to follow his journey in an upcoming TLC UK documentary. Wardle is enthusiastic about the honestly spectacular medical options available to him in 2015:

“They told me they could build a penis out of my arm,” Wardle says the of the four operations he’ll soon undergo. Doctors will incorporate muscle and skin grafted from his right forearm to create a fully functioning penis.

While he has high hopes for the final result, Wardle knows it’s a slow process.

“I’m taking it one step at a time and not expecting anything,” he says. As far as going public with his long-held secret? “I’m at the age where I really don’t care. Since I hit 40, I don’t care what people think or do.”

Honestly? Andrew Wardle is really cute, and since he’s currently penis-free, he might actually be the perfect man. Thank you and goodnight.


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