That which has been seen/Vasectomy Snip-all

MrAndrewJ wrote:
groan wrote:

You still wont get more sex though. That's just the way life is.

Yeah. This is fair.

"Hey honey. I paid some stranger to mutilate me down there so we can be happy together!"

"Not now. Can't you see the tv is on?"

There may be a notable difference between how you and your partner perceive this experience.

Mine is coinciding with my first year of marriage, so we shall see.

DSGamer wrote:
dRailer wrote:

Hey, me again...

So I've pretty much decided to go ahead and do this thing.

Here's the funny part of this story, I guess. Our doctor's office is affiliated with... the Catholic church, I guess? Anyway, they can't straight-up do this in the office. That doesn't stop them from performing them, however. They have to do it in another office. A foot and ankle office. This also made me question the number of vasectomies performed by the physicians at this office. What do you guys think? I could go to an Urologist to get this done instead. Can anybody give me a story in which they were thankful one way or another between using their doc's office or visiting the Urologist? Or I guess another way to ask the same question: How much of your good or bad experience was WHO DID THE PROCEDURE?

Thanks again all for sharing your stories.

I went to a Urologist (if that's not a Urologist I would seek one out) and he still did the procedure in a pretty standard office. It freaked me out a little because I assumed I was going to end up in super-clinical hospital. Instead they just give you a valium, numb you up and put you on a table to go to work. It's weird how average the procedure is given what they're working with. So I wouldn't be worried about it being performed in a standard doctor's office. I would be worried if it's not someone who's a specialist in that field.

I was more talking about the person. But yeah isn't it weird that nobody takes this as seriously as YOU do? If it was an option, I'd go someplace super-clinical. You know? My plumbing is pretty important to me, go figure.

The D.O. that I was talking to about this said that the Urologist would cost about as much, but would probably do the procedure in a different way -- and that recovery time could be longer as a result. Honestly, if I have to take a WEEK off of work, I could give a crap, I just want the long-term situation to be, basically, perfect. If there's chronic pain or something, I'm not going to be a happy camper.

dRailer wrote:
DSGamer wrote:
dRailer wrote:

Hey, me again...

So I've pretty much decided to go ahead and do this thing.

Here's the funny part of this story, I guess. Our doctor's office is affiliated with... the Catholic church, I guess? Anyway, they can't straight-up do this in the office. That doesn't stop them from performing them, however. They have to do it in another office. A foot and ankle office. This also made me question the number of vasectomies performed by the physicians at this office. What do you guys think? I could go to an Urologist to get this done instead. Can anybody give me a story in which they were thankful one way or another between using their doc's office or visiting the Urologist? Or I guess another way to ask the same question: How much of your good or bad experience was WHO DID THE PROCEDURE?

Thanks again all for sharing your stories.

I went to a Urologist (if that's not a Urologist I would seek one out) and he still did the procedure in a pretty standard office. It freaked me out a little because I assumed I was going to end up in super-clinical hospital. Instead they just give you a valium, numb you up and put you on a table to go to work. It's weird how average the procedure is given what they're working with. So I wouldn't be worried about it being performed in a standard doctor's office. I would be worried if it's not someone who's a specialist in that field.

I was more talking about the person. But yeah isn't it weird that nobody takes this as seriously as YOU do? If it was an option, I'd go someplace super-clinical. You know? My plumbing is pretty important to me, go figure.

The D.O. that I was talking to about this said that the Urologist would cost about as much, but would probably do the procedure in a different way -- and that recovery time could be longer as a result. Honestly, if I have to take a WEEK off of work, I could give a crap, I just want the long-term situation to be, basically, perfect. If there's chronic pain or something, I'm not going to be a happy camper.

O.o

I got a no-scalpel vasectomy from my Urologist. I took the Friday of the surgery off, and was back at work by Monday. Have you considered getting a second opinion? This sounds awfully dicey.

Tanglebones wrote:
dRailer wrote:
DSGamer wrote:
dRailer wrote:

Hey, me again...

So I've pretty much decided to go ahead and do this thing.

Here's the funny part of this story, I guess. Our doctor's office is affiliated with... the Catholic church, I guess? Anyway, they can't straight-up do this in the office. That doesn't stop them from performing them, however. They have to do it in another office. A foot and ankle office. This also made me question the number of vasectomies performed by the physicians at this office. What do you guys think? I could go to an Urologist to get this done instead. Can anybody give me a story in which they were thankful one way or another between using their doc's office or visiting the Urologist? Or I guess another way to ask the same question: How much of your good or bad experience was WHO DID THE PROCEDURE?

Thanks again all for sharing your stories.

I went to a Urologist (if that's not a Urologist I would seek one out) and he still did the procedure in a pretty standard office. It freaked me out a little because I assumed I was going to end up in super-clinical hospital. Instead they just give you a valium, numb you up and put you on a table to go to work. It's weird how average the procedure is given what they're working with. So I wouldn't be worried about it being performed in a standard doctor's office. I would be worried if it's not someone who's a specialist in that field.

I was more talking about the person. But yeah isn't it weird that nobody takes this as seriously as YOU do? If it was an option, I'd go someplace super-clinical. You know? My plumbing is pretty important to me, go figure.

The D.O. that I was talking to about this said that the Urologist would cost about as much, but would probably do the procedure in a different way -- and that recovery time could be longer as a result. Honestly, if I have to take a WEEK off of work, I could give a crap, I just want the long-term situation to be, basically, perfect. If there's chronic pain or something, I'm not going to be a happy camper.

O.o

I got a no-scalpel vasectomy from my Urologist. I took the Friday of the surgery off, and was back at work by Monday. Have you considered getting a second opinion? This sounds awfully dicey.

Yeah. This is something you don't want to mess around with. Slice a nerve and... yeah. Find a really good Urologist. It might cost more, but it's not something you want to goof around with. I was just warning you that even if you find an amazing Urologist they're likely to do it in an office park in an office with carpeting that doesn't look much different from your standard GP.

Roger that, thanks guys!

(The no-scalpel deal was what the D.O. was offering up, and made it sound like a Urologist was going to do a more old-school technique. Regardless... I think I've already decided I'm going to a Urologist, thanks!)

Arise, thread!

My procedure in on Thursday. Hold me!

padriec wrote:

Arise, thread!

My procedure in on Thursday. Hold me! :-?

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Tanglebones wrote:
padriec wrote:

Arise, thread!

My procedure in on Thursday. Hold me! :-?

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It's bad enough that my urologist's name is Dr. Noh (upon hearing his name my wife asked if he was going to strap me to a metal table and use a laser beam to make the incision).

padriec wrote:

Arise, thread!

My procedure in on Thursday. Hold me! :-?

You'll be fine. The worst part is the shaving.

padriec wrote:

Arise, thread!

My procedure in on Thursday. Hold me! :-?

That is what the tape is for. And yes, the shaving of the manly bits is the most annoying part. I was a little bit sore that evening, but was fine afterwards. The worst part was the itching as the hair grew back.

My procedure took all of 7 minutes. My wife was pissed because her coffee was still too hot.

I was disappointed that the Valium they prescribed for me had no effect, or at least not compared to friends who had it done.

I don't think they're going to give me any Valium due to interactions with medication I already take. I watched a few YouTube videos of the procedure and it seems like the worst part is the needles in the beginning.

padriec wrote:

I don't think they're going to give me any Valium due to interactions with medication I already take. I watched a few YouTube videos of the procedure and it seems like the worst part is the needles in the beginning.

They numb the area like they do at the dentist, though. First topical, then a needle. If you don't look it's fine. I don't even remember that part.

The worst part is that the anticipation is far worse than the reality. It's almost shockingly noneventful. In my case, they were done before I realized they had even started. "Wait, that's it? Really?! Look, are you sure you did it right?"

My doctor said that the way he performs the operation is by cutting out a section of vas deferens and then cauterizing the remaining loose ends. I asked if I can have those cut-out sections in a vial after the operation, as a proof of it, and he got visibly weirded out and said no, by law all human bits remaining after the surgeries must go for biopsy somewhere.. The purpose of which I did not understand, and thinking about it later, I could not recall signing any relevant consent forms for that.

Maq wrote:

No valium? Ripped off. I was prescribed diazepam for severe panic attacks (which if you don't know, are the most horrifically debilitating thing you can suffer and not actually just black out) and even at the smallest dose in the middle of a full blown attack it left me not giving a flying frack at a rolling donut.

Best of luck for the procedure. And, seriously, can the wives be at least a little supportive? I mean assuming you didn't eff up and spend the entire time she was in labour down the pub. ;)

Valium's a commercial brand of diazepam.. and yeah. It totally mellowed me out through the process.

No valium? Ripped off. I was prescribed diazepam for severe panic attacks (which if you don't know, are the most horrifically debilitating thing you can suffer and not actually just black out) and even at the smallest dose in the middle of a full blown attack it left me not giving a flying frack at a rolling donut. And that was at the lowest effective dose.

Best of luck for the procedure. And, seriously, can the wives be at least a little supportive? I mean assuming you didn't eff up and spend the entire time she was in labour down the pub.

Tanglebones wrote:
Maq wrote:

No valium? Ripped off. I was prescribed diazepam for severe panic attacks (which if you don't know, are the most horrifically debilitating thing you can suffer and not actually just black out) and even at the smallest dose in the middle of a full blown attack it left me not giving a flying frack at a rolling donut.

Best of luck for the procedure. And, seriously, can the wives be at least a little supportive? I mean assuming you didn't eff up and spend the entire time she was in labour down the pub. ;)

Valium's a commercial brand of diazepam.. and yeah. It totally mellowed me out through the process.

I was the opposite. Because of pre-existing medications I scoffed at the valium they gave me. And it did nothing. I felt nothing. But my wife talked me through it well enough.

I'm seriously considering getting the procedure done. I haven't gone in for a full consultation, I just briefly spoke with my wife's doctor at her most recent physical because she asked if we were done with children. Of course the dr and the nurse, who are both women, say its completely painless, a simple routine, blah blah blah. In my experience, women have never seemed to have the same attachment to specific parts of their bodies as men do so during the entire conversation I'm thinking "of course it's painless....for you!" I know that my wife's dr wouldn't be doing it, it would be her husband who happens to be the local urologist.
Has anybody experienced any weirdness (lingering numbness, etc) afterwards?

Boudreaux wrote:

The worst part is that the anticipation is far worse than the reality. It's almost shockingly noneventful. In my case, they were done before I realized they had even started. "Wait, that's it? Really?! Look, are you sure you did it right?"

Boooooo. No fanfare? Not even a coupon for some "Refer-a-Friend" program?

They ended up having to me two shots of the local because the first just wasn't enough. The doctor actually asked because he thought I was reacting too much, and sure enough about 10 seconds after the second injection all the pain went away. Of course this was on the second testis, and I suffered more while he was working on the first.

I had no pain whatsoever.

Urgh. I am preparing myself to find a urologist to start this process. I am already mildly terrified and I haven't even started yet. I always let the anticipation build for things like this and always feel stupid afterwards. Blargh.

Well, the deed was done last night. No topical numbing agent before the needles (both sides) but the doctor did accurately describe it as a "bee sting". The worst part was at the end of the needle when he dug deep to hit the nerve. WOW, that was pretty intense, but only lasted about 5 seconds or so. The rest went really smooth. I ended up sleeping with folded pillow between my legs since I like to sleep on my side and that kind of smooshes things down there. With the pillow it was fine. Could probably have drug myself in to work today but I'm glad I have a comp day to use instead. My wife gave me the go ahead to get Shadow of Mordor for being "such a brave boy". Also, did I mention I have a head cold too? This week needs to end.

I stand by my previous statements that being all the way out is the way to go. I got my urologist to do mine along side the sinus surgery I was having anyway.

mudbunny wrote:

I had no pain whatsoever.

Did you have Dr. Weisse?

When I had mine I didn't get the good dr. weisse that everyone else gets her in Ottawa. I got some hack out of the University of Ottawa. Dr. Eangland or something.
No Valium. He says that he's never had anyone that needed it.
Well I needed it.

I went into shock as soon as he gave me the first trans-dermal shot . Not a needle, jsut somethign that FIRES FREEZING AGENT THROUGH YOUR SCROTUM TO OUR VAS. It was like I was kicked in the nads. 4 times. 5 seconds apart.

Went into shock, pale like a sheet. breathing into a paper bag so I didn't pass out or throw up on his beautiful floor. He said he'd never seen anyone react that way.
i said "how many of these have you done? 5?" apparently he's done thousands.

well I wont do it again! No way!

Yup. Everyone on the Quebec side gets Dr Weisse. On the plus side, he is awesome. On the downside, his office looks like it is something out of a massage parlor.

I guess if you wanted to "test out" the equipment after surgery.

I keed, I keed! I don't think I would want anyone near my junk for a while after that.

Asterith wrote:

Urgh. I am preparing myself to find a urologist to start this process. I am already mildly terrified and I haven't even started yet. I always let the anticipation build for things like this and always feel stupid afterwards. Blargh.

I'm in the exact same boat as you. I'll admit I've kind of procrastinated on finding a doc because, well, it's scary.

AnimeJ wrote:

I stand by my previous statements that being all the way out is the way to go. I got my urologist to do mine along side the sinus surgery I was having anyway.

Those are some pretty deep sinuses AnimeJ!?!?

Farscry wrote:
Asterith wrote:

Urgh. I am preparing myself to find a urologist to start this process. I am already mildly terrified and I haven't even started yet. I always let the anticipation build for things like this and always feel stupid afterwards. Blargh.

I'm in the exact same boat as you. I'll admit I've kind of procrastinated on finding a doc because, well, it's scary. :D

Might I recommend asking your GP for a name? That's what I did and he was quite opinionated on who was worth visiting and who wasn't.