myvasectomyjourney

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

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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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Free vasectomy?!

So I saw on the webpages of doctor here that in Florida you can get a government handout for a vasectomy. I am really big on thinking everyone needs to just pay for their own stuff, but this actually seemed pretty good.

Since I am a full time student, I was thinking “hey, maybe I will take advantage of a government program?”. I called the center who handles the Title X program, and set up an appointment with them. I go in next Thursday. The funny/scary thing is, when I asked the lady if I need to bring in a copy of my last taxes, she said “no, according to Florida law we have to just take your word for it”.

The lady said that they have a list of doctors that accept Title X. This is probably a good thing since I am hoping to find a doctor who can better match my schedule. While the traveling doctor I was wanting to go to was the cheapest, I would have had to miss a weekend of work since he is only in my town on Fridays. We shall see…

I also like that the program I talked with also does a consultation thing. The traveling doctor just had a “sign up here online, and show up on surgery day with your money”. This is my manhood we are talking about, so I would like to speak with SOMEONE in person before it gets snipped!

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