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Belated Surgery Update!

Ok, here is the update on my surgery. A few days late, but here non the less…

My appointment was last Friday at 11am. I showed up at 10:45 as was instructed by the doctor so I could get the paperwork done. I got the paperwork done, and met with the doctor at about 11:10 or so. By this time I was completely freaking the eff out.

The doc did a quick run-down of what he was about to do, and off he went! I was in a bit of a panic mode, so I just closed my eyes, and talked his head off so I would forget about the procedure. The whole thing was pretty painless. The numbing was the only pain, and then there was just a pulling sensation after that.

It was really quick and almost painless! I was back in the car by 11:30. Unfortunately, according to the doctor I was supposed to go straight home and kick back for the next 48 hours. Well….my girlfriend decided “forget your penis, I want to go out for lunch”. Up until about the point we finished eating, I am guessing the numbing was still kicked in. On the way home after lunch was a totally different story. Every single little itty bitty bump was murder on my manhood. I was in some major pain at this point.

As soon as I walked in the door, I took a 800 mg ibuprofen that we had left over from something else (illegal, yes, haha) and passed out in the bed. When I woke up the pain was amazingly gone…well not completely gone, but nothing like the horrible trip home. Really  90% of the pain I felt after this was up in my stomach. Almost like I needed to take a giant poop, haha. I took it easy the rest of the day Friday. On Saturday, I was getting stir crazy and moved around a little more that I was supposed to. I got  a little bit of pains here and there, but nothing serious.

That night, 36 hours after the procedure, I decided I REALLY needed to have sex. So after some major persuasion, I talked the girlfriend into it. I took it really slow and did all the work so I could control it and keep it safe. We were actually successful in having sex with no major pains!

Then today, Sunday, I decided that it would be my last chance to get any rest in, so I took it pretty easy today. I have a little bit of soreness on the left side, but once again, nothing major. I will be trying a short run of about 1.5 miles  tomorrow night and see how it goes…


Surgery Tomorrow!

Tomorrow at 10:45 am is when I go in for the surgery! I still need to double check everything and make sure everything is ready to go (oh, and I need to finally remember to go by the ATM and get the rest of the money out for the procedure, lol I keep forgetting that!).

I am not sure what to think about it right now, but I think the anxiety and scaredness is just now starting to sink in. I know this is a minor procedure, so I keep reminding myself of that. At some point today I guess I need to go back on the doctor’s website and find out the information on what, if anything, I need to bring with me in the morning. I know how I am though, I will probably wait until late tonight to look all that up.

I am pretty pissed right now though. I was supposed to do my final bike ride today since from what I have read i will be off the bike for 2-4 weeks. Well, I would have had to be up at 7 for the ride and didn’t get home until 2am this morning. Something about a 50 mile bike ride on less than 5 hours of sleep just seemed like a bad idea, so that unfortunately didn’t happen. Super bummed about that…

I did read that I should be back to short runs after about a week, so that won’t be too bad. I will probably do a few miles tonight and maybe even a few more in the morning.

Next update might be post-op…..yikesssss!!

I got the paperwork from my possible doctor today…

So yea, I got the paperwork from the “free vasectomy” doctor today. So as of right now, my appointment for surgery is June 2nd. I am still not sure if I will be able to get that weekend off for the surgery though, or if I will have to reschedule it. I do feel a bit better about him at this point in time than I originally did. At first his method (no permanent clip on the vas) kind of scared me, but I have been reading a little more about it, and it seems like a legit method.

My boss actually asked that I take off the weekend BEFORE June 2nd. The weekend before is the weekend that the traveling doctor will be in town. Something in my gut (or is it in my nuts?) is telling me that I should go with the traveling doctor. I don’t know what it is, but the “free” doctor gives me bad vibes. Maybe its the fact that I have never seen this guy’s face, and do not know anything about him. I do not know.

Anyways, the plan for tomorrow is to call the traveling doctor’s office tomorrow and see what they have to say…This may get interesting!

Consultation Appointment in the morning…

No real news today. I do have my consultation appointment in the morning to go over the procedure, and how I can get mine done for free!

I guess for the first time, this is starting to become more a reality, than just a dream. I am anxious to there and see what they have to say. I am sure I will have tons to update on tomorrow, I cant wait!

Appointment for Free Vasectomy…

Soooo, I decided that I would go in to speak with the lady who is in charge of getting the government grants for vasectomies. Today is Tuesday, and I have an appointment with her on Thursday at 9am.

Apparently in the state of Florida (or my county, not sure who is in charge of it) they are not allowed to require proof of income. So yea, when she asked me how much money I made last year, I made “oh, only about $8,000”  As soon as I said that, she said I was definitely eligible.

The cool thing is, they do a consultation as well. I’m not sure if I already said this, but I really look forward to getting the consultation, and hearing information about this from somewhere besides what I read and watch online. The only downside, that is also a benefit, is that they have a 30 day waiting period before they will allow you to do the surgery. My initial plan was to have the surgery on May 25th when the traveling doc is in town. May 25th is NOT in the 30 day window, so there goes that plan! However, since the program will be paying for it, I can possibly get it done from one of the local docs on a day that is more convenient with my schedule. Next Wednesday I start a class at school that last 6 weeks, so any time after that would be awesome! I am hoping for a Tuesday surgery!

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