myvasectomyjourney

The story of my journey to (hopefully) get a vasectomy

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Getting close to the surgery date!

Today is Thursday May 16th, my surgery date is Friday May 25th. Only 8 more days until the big day!! I have since let a few people at work know about this due to the fact that I HATE taking days off of work, and I had to take off next weekend for the recovery (I work weekends only due to my school schedule). Of course, everyone thinks I am crazy, haha. I think I am somewhat sane now, but I would indeed go crazy if I had another child!

I really do not know what to think at this point. I think I am at a point right now where it hasn’t hit me as reality yet, even if there is only 8 days to go, haha. My girlfriend did have two wisdom teeth pulled out last weekend, and was in a little bit of pain for the day, but good to go the next day. I am hoping my recovery will go just as smoothly. A lot of what I have read online, people who had the vasectomy where saying that after a day off their feet, the pain was almost gone. The thing that concerns me is, I hate being off my feet, I am a very active person. Most the bad things I have read so far are from people who said they were in no pain the next day, and took that as a sign that they were good to go, and went on about their every day business. That definitely sounds like something I will do if I am not careful…

I am glad I wrote this post, it reminds me that I need to call the scalpel doctor and cancel my appointment, haha.

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Officially set my appointment date…

Ok, after researching the doctor that was picked for the free vasectomy, I found out that he does the scalpel method. I kept hearing “no scalpel method” advertised by a lot of other doctors. Instead of a scalpel, they use a “stabbing” tool to gain entry into the body to snip and seal off the vas. I Googled it to see if there was actually any benefit of the no scalpel method, or if it was just a term used because it sounds a lot less scary. I mean they still are cutting into your man hood in one way or another, right? Well it turns out that there is actually a lot less risk of bleeding, swelling, and pain with the no scalpel method…This really makes me wonder why the free doctor does not adopt this method.

Anyways, after reading about the increased risk with the scalpel method, I called the traveling doctor (who uses the no scalpel method) to see if I would be able to get an appointment for his next visit here, on May 25th. They said there was an opening!! I paid my $100 deposit, and watched the required video for the 100th time, and have to call them back in the morning to see what time my appointment is. I don’t think I have been scared more during this whole adventure as I was when I hit the “submit” button for the online application!!

Oh, and I guess since I have finally settled on a doctor to do the procedure, I will go ahead and post the link to his website! http://vasweb.com/index.html

If you are from the Florida area, I can guarantee you have seen this guy on a billboard somewhere.

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