myvasectomyjourney

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

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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…

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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.

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 this morning?!?!

My appointment for the consultation was this morning at 10am. This appointment was for the Title 10, government vasectomy grants; not the actual doctor who would be doing the surgery. When I called to schedule the appointment the other day, the lady told me that if I wanted to get there about 9:30 and get it started early, I could. So me, always in a hurry to get things knocked out, got there around 9:15.

Of course, this place was in the most ghetto hospital in a very ghetto city (Jacksonville Florida). When I walked into the hospital (where the Title 10 office was), and got to the ladies office, I thought I made a wrong turn and ended up in a storage closet. This office was TINY!

She had me fill out some forms when I got there, and then put me in the “TV Room”. This thing looked like it was the closet for the closet, haha. The TV in the room was one of the old school fat TVs, and had a VCR (yes, a VCR) hooked up to it. I guess they used a  VCR because the video they showed me what made in like the early 1980s. It was bad. The guy was wearing a sweater, and his wife had a giant 80s fro going on. Luckily I already knew about everything that was on the video from my own research, so I was free to just giggle silently about how “nerdy” everyone looked in the 80s.

One the 30 year old video was over, the lady in the office came back with a “surprise”…it was a business card…with my surgery date already scheduled with the only doctor in the area that they work with. Yea, she didn’t come back and ask if it was something I still wanted to do, or ask if there was a preferred day to do it on…No, she came back with my appointment already set! Oh, and that date is ~30 days away!!

This definitely caught me by major surprise. Yes, I do want the surgery, but I would also like to take it slow. This is my “boys” we are talking about snipping…

Anyways, I will be looking up reviews on this doctor today, and make sure I do not want to call and cancel. For something like this, I would rather pay $500 for the traveling doctor who has a great reputation, then spend $0 and get hacked up, haha…

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