That which has been seen/Vasectomy Snip-all

Congratulations! I'm about a week and a half in. Soreness is almost completely gone and feeling almost normal. Wooooooooo!

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I'll love be sterilized by you, tomorrow, it's only a day away!

Wife is on deck to shave the chaps this evening. When I told her how nervous about shaving my own scrote I was, she was all like "I'll do it!", and reminded me of her standup bit about an ex-boyfriend who shaved his knackers and talc'ed his balls after, and the hilarity that ensued viz-a-viz the paste-like consistency of mixing saliva and talc, and how that intersects with acrobatic fellatio.

Wow.

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Best wishes, Jonman.

That.. sounds like a story

Good luck! Shaving actually was easier than I thought it would be. Helps if you, uh, stretch things a little for a smoother surface. Honestly, i think the worst part of the whole thing was dealing with all the hair growing back.

Asterith wrote:

Honestly, i think the worst part of the whole thing was dealing with all the hair growing back.

Hoo-ah.

For a Valentines Day 2004 gag, I shaved my chest hair, leaving only a heart-shape of hair, which I dyed red.

The complete bastard that was my entire torso growing back in convinced me to never again shave any non-face part of my body.

As a hairy guy I completely understand the agony that chest shaving invites. Never again.

Also, be prepared for the most spectacular bruising.

So what? Posted twice.

Oh, one other thing (which might be too late), make sure you have ice packs! I used these and they were amazing. The one side is fabric which reduces the cooling to a nice level. Plus they freeze fast and last for almost the perfect amount of time. I had a jock strap for support with a cup pouch and these slotted in quite nicely.

Did you need a full shave? My doc asked me to trim, and either he or the nurse (him, I think) shaved the couple of square inches that he actually needed to work.

SallyNasty wrote:

Also, be prepared for the most spectacular bruising.

I have never imagined there could be that many different colors in a bruise. I just had a vasectomy a week ago and the bruising is still kind of there. At least I can finally walk around or lounge on the couch without being uncomfortable.

Asterith wrote:

Oh, one other thing (which might be too late), make sure you have ice packs! I used these and they were amazing. The one side is fabric which reduces the cooling to a nice level. Plus they freeze fast and last for almost the perfect amount of time. I had a jock strap for support with a cup pouch and these slotted in quite nicely.

Also would totally recommend this. I had two types ice packs--one that was a standard gel pack and a smaller kid size gel pack similar to what Asterith linked. The bigger one worked fine, but the smaller size that fits into the pocket of the jock strap was perfect. I could still move around and the pack stays in place.

The weirdest thing for me has been how it still feels like the inside of my testicles/pelvic area is being tugged on? I don't know if that's the best way to describe it, but it's the best I got. It's definitely not as bad as it was for a few days after, but it's still weird.

Chumpy_McChump wrote:

Did you need a full shave? My doc asked me to trim, and either he or the nurse (him, I think) shaved the couple of square inches that he actually needed to work.

My doc asked for a full shave. There was no extra shaving to be done. Oh, and you may want to shave your thigh area (think the length of what a boxer brief would cover) if you're hairy there as well. They had to put on a sticky grounding pad for the cauterizing machine on my thigh. It did not feel all that good when it was ripped off.

I just used the standard bags of frozen peas. Which my wife used a few weeks later in pasta salad. I was mid-bite when I realized what I was eating.

Man, the more I read, the happier I am with my doctor. Aside from tenderness in one nut (because he kinda sorta crushed it keeping it out of his way), I was fine after a couple of hours. I took two days off work because I could.

I will quote my entry from many pages back.
Feel "blessed" when you get an easy V.

groan wrote:

My experience 7 years ago is a little different.
My doctor did not give me any Valium to ease my anxiety. He was an a$$.
Get the Valium, please.

My experience included going into shock when he gave me the needless anesthetic. It felt like someone took a rubber band and smacked me in the testicle with it. 4 times.

Once that was done he did the micro-snip and did the duty and it was done in under 15 minutes.

-EDIT to add: When I got home, I found a staple sticking out of the incision. Ya, a staple. I freaked, of course. THE V DIDNT WORK! When I finally got him on the phone he said "I wondered where that went" He'd dropped one and couldn't find it. He thought it went on the floor. Nope. It went in me. Just plucked it away with some tweezers.

Get Valium.

If you are in the Ottawa area, get Dr. Weisse (sp?). Do not get the a-hole I had. I don't even remember his name. Weisse is the leading dude in the area. All my buddies had him do the procedure and had nothing like I had.
I'm pretty sure the key was the Valium.

as far as side effects:
I feel a pit of pressure in the baggage area sometimes. Nothing painful, just a presence that wasn't there before. Almost like I can feel the existence of the staples. Hard to describe.

Just know that once it's done, it is so freeing. Very freeing and liberating.

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

If I were closer, Jonman, I could save you some money. I have a set of garden shears. There isn't even much rust on them.

Is it vasectomy season? I had mine done last Thursday.

My urologist does a no-scalpel procedure, so no valium and only a local anesthetic. There are a few holes in my scrotum now, a little bit of bruising on one side, and there's still a bit of swelling, but otherwise no pain. Like someone said upstream, the remaining discomfort now seems to be with the hair growing back.

Actually, my understanding is yes, it kind of is vasectomy season. My urologist said they tend to spike around now so guys can convalesce while watching March madness games. This may or may not apply to those here who recently got them though, just passing on some random information.

I've never watched a basketball game in my life, and don't plan on changing now.

I'm all fixed now. The procedure itself was pretty damn unpleasant - no valium was offerred, and the lidocaine wasn't quite cutting it.

But I haven't had any pain since waddling on out of there. Lots of discomfort, and a lot of fatigue, swollen and bruised nuts, but no pain.

Well, I joined the club yesterday. I forgot this thread exists until today. So here’s my report.

During the initial exam, watching me wince as he felt around the testicles, my doctor recommended the general anesthesia. He’s done thousands of these, so I took that option. I’m glad I did. Apparently, my ducts were a bit hard to sort out. Took a little longer than usual and from the feel of things it involved tugging and pulling. I don’t do well with groin pain, so I think I made the right choice.

I have Acetominophen and Oxycodone for the pain, which is not severe, but is damned annoying at times. The latter helps me sleep and will keep me quiet today. I had a triumvirate of stress this week, so I can certainly use the catching up.

Anyway, this is nothing to worry about. Make sure someone is nearby to help get you things for the first day or two; minimizing activity is recommended. Have your phone or iPad or Kindle or TV or laptop so you can chill. If you have a dog or cat that likes your lap, put a big pillow on your lap. It’s saved me some damage once already.

And thanks for everyone’s accounts and encouragement here. It helped me make the decision to do this. I appreciate it.

I see what they mean about supportive underwear. I went with stretch athletic long briefs, a size too small. Snugged them on over my regulars and the boys are nice and comfy. Really helps.

Oxy for the pain? That's surprising, my doctor said they don't do that at all anymore.

I had mine done in December and just got my 0-count lab results back. That's good piece of mind right there.

Oxycodone, not oxycontin. It was just for... Friday and Saturday, I guess? So no big risk. Plus I've had it before and didn't turn zombie, so... It helped me sleep, mostly, and kept me quiet during the day. That, and the sedative they used with the saline before the operation wiped out my anxiety through about... I guess it's still going, come to think of it.

Sitting here reading this thread with an ice pack on my balls. For some reason, I hadn't really wanted to know much about the surgery going in, and had kind of avoided reading anything about it. My sense from the responses here, and elsewhere, is that I ended up with a fair bit more pain than usual. Possibly from not having taken the sedative before or after. Possibly from driving myself home. Possibly from getting stuck and traffic and not getting a chance to apply ice for about an hour and a half. Whatever the case, I was in a moderate amount of pain last night. Think I'm finally settling in to the average experience this morning.

The procedure itself was far less painful, including the part where they stabbed me in the dick to apply anesthetic.

This procedure is in my near future and the doctor our midwife referred me to is... Dr. Snip.

This reminds me, I need to talk to my PCP about getting this done. We've had our two, and that's it.

Chaz wrote:

This reminds me, I need to talk to my PCP about getting this done. We've had our two, and that's it.

Get out of my head!
Edit: actually I'm one step ahead. Have the number for the place to call in my wallet since the place I go to isn't allowed to do vasectomies anymore since getting absorbed by CHI a few years ago

Rezzy wrote:
Chaz wrote:

This reminds me, I need to talk to my PCP about getting this done. We've had our two, and that's it.

Get out of my head!
Edit: actually I'm one step ahead. Have the number for the place to call in my wallet since the place I go to isn't allowed to do vasectomies anymore since getting absorbed by CHI a few years ago

It may be too late for this year, but don't forget to consider your deductible for scheduling. My wife reminds how I delayed and ended up scheduld for January.

You guys are champions. For a lot of couples, getting a vasectomy means that the female partner gets to take a break from years of constant vigilance and ingestion of powerful hormones. Go boys!

Jarpy wrote:

You guys are champions. For a lot of couples, getting a vasectomy means that the female partner gets to take a break from years of constant vigilance and ingestion of powerful hormones. Go boys!

Trying to convince a friend's husband with this same train of thought. A big reason I got snipped was because my wife's body never took well to the pill and its hormones. On top of that, 9 months of pregnancy (which was preceded by a sad and devastating miscarriage) took a toll on her physically and emotionally (She's fine now!)

If you're serious, really serious about your relationship with your partner, I think it's a no-brainer to have it done if you don't want any (additional) children. A 30 minute procedure and a few weeks of discomfort and recovery barely have any standing against pregnancy and hormones and all of that. I'm very pro-vasectomy.

Jarpy wrote:

You guys are champions. For a lot of couples, getting a vasectomy means that the female partner gets to take a break from years of constant vigilance and ingestion of powerful hormones. Go boys!

I know so many dudes who when the time came forced their wife to get her tubes tied instead. It's insane to me given how much more invasive that procedure is.

T-Prime wrote:
Jarpy wrote:

You guys are champions. For a lot of couples, getting a vasectomy means that the female partner gets to take a break from years of constant vigilance and ingestion of powerful hormones. Go boys!

Trying to convince a friend's husband with this same train of thought. A big reason I got snipped was because my wife's body never took well to the pill and its hormones. On top of that, 9 months of pregnancy (which was preceded by a sad and devastating miscarriage) took a toll on her physically and emotionally (She's fine now!)

If you're serious, really serious about your relationship with your partner, I think it's a no-brainer to have it done if you don't want any (additional) children. A 30 minute procedure and a few weeks of discomfort and recovery barely have any standing against pregnancy and hormones and all of that. I'm very pro-vasectomy.

Same here.