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

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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!!


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!

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

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