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  1. #26
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    While I really hope this is a little late for Pepperdawg's benefit, XXXer's post brought back memories.

    I had mine done on a Friday nite at the hospital short stay unit. It seemed to go well - the Doc said "it's always a good sign when the first one can walk out on their own" to the receptionist as I was leaving.

    I drove home on my own - was doing fine until a drunk lady in a 'vette tried to pass me on the left as I was making a left hand turn - yes the signal was on! She sideswiped my old subie, leaving both cars unable to go further on their own. So I walked the last couple of blocks home, took the painkillers, put an icebag on my balls and started drinking.

    I woke up the next morning feeling ok, thenI took a piss - fuck, that was excruciating!!! I remained conscious, but it def. buckled my knees too. Back to painkillers, ice, bourbon and beer for the rest of the weekend.

    I was back to my desk that Monday, and back on my bike 10 days later. It was sore for a couple of days - kind of like having the saddle of a bike smack your junk - but nothing major. If it's taking several weeks to feel ok, I'd be back at the urologist asking "WTF?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by telebobski View Post
    XXXer's post brought back memories.

    So I walked the last couple of blocks home, took the painkillers, put an icebag on my balls and started drinking.

    I woke up the next morning feeling ok, thenI took a piss - fuck, that was excruciating!!! I remained conscious, but it def. buckled my knees too. Back to painkillers, ice, bourbon and beer for the rest of the weekend.
    AHA ... So it wasnt just me ?

    I was pretty macho about the whole and wasnt too worried ...right until the freezing wore off

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    Please be aware that Vasectomies can fail!!!

    I just wanted to let you know, in case nobody told you, that vasectomies can fail. After 3 kids, we decided no more. My husband got the surgery and went back 4 different times for sample tests. The last 2 were negative so we were given the green light. 8 years later, at the age of 44, I became pregnant with our 4th child. She's a beautiful healthy little girl who has brought us tons of joy, but this certainly was not in our plans. I talked to the urologist about how this could have happened and he said that good enough swimmers can get through scar tissue. So, word to the wise, go back periodically for sample tests to make sure you and your wife are still safe.

  4. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    Got a feelin like someone was pulling on my tonsils from the inside.
    Ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowmiser View Post
    So, word to the wise, go back periodically for sample tests to make sure you and your wife are still safe.
    Good advice, as I'm a bit scared this process isn't 100%.

    Not sure I need to bump this thread since mine went well, although I'm only 24 hours from having it done. No need for pain pills yesterday, and barely any pain today. But I'm wondering how quick people got back biking when things went well, instead of really bad? They say 14 days, but 10 days seems conservative based on how I'm feeling.

    The jockstrap ice pack they sent me home with is a wonderful ice taco for my junk, highly recommended.

  5. #30
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    I was told by an excellent surgeon that if I had mine done Friday, Monday was fair game for any activity except biking. Full 7 days for return to cycling
    I rip the groomed on tele gear

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    Word to the wise--post partum tubal ligation. What if your third or fourth wife wants to have kids?

    A surgeon friend of mine did his own vasectomy. He was living in North Dakota at the time, so maybe the only other doc around with surgical skills was a large animal vet . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
    I was told by an excellent surgeon that if I had mine done Friday, Monday was fair game for any activity except biking. Full 7 days for return to cycling
    I may bike to work after 7 days as an easy test, but If I'm wrong, ouch. And I'm definitely not running or doing much Monday-Friday of this week, even though what your doc said is encouraging and good to hear, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    What if your third or fourth wife wants to have kids?
    I move on to my 5th without remorse.

  8. #33
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    if memory serves (tho i've tried to repress it)...
    biking was ok 5 days post op (road [short commute], not mtb)
    running took a while for me, like three weeks
    it ached longer than i'd hoped for

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    I was hiking, running and having sex(protected) probably 48-72 hours after my vasectomy and biking in like 5 days. My urologist said to do what I felt like and that I'd know what was too much. Compression shorts or a jock strap are crucial for recovery. I think most of the peevishness about vasectomies is mental, it's really no big deal.

    Suggesting that a woman get her tubes tied instead of the man getting the vasectomy is such a pussy move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWright View Post
    I think most of the peevishness about vasectomies is mental, it's really no big deal.
    Hell ya it's mental! I had almost no pain the very next day, but one elephantiasis story and I'm spooked. Go figure.

    Thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    ...
    so don't skip the motility test and give yerself LOTS of time to completely purge the system,I have heard there are 20 or 30 hot shots left in there,I think the condom broke at 20 something

    IMO start jerking off as soon as you feel able and purge that system !
    WHA?

    The best part of getting a vas was the handies and blowies the wife has to give to make sure you clear the system. It's a team effort, amirite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWright View Post

    Suggesting that a woman get her tubes tied instead of the man getting the vasectomy is such a pussy move.
    Yep, pussy and proud of it. (Although it was my wife who wanted the TL.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWright View Post
    I think most of the peevishness about vasectomies is mental, it's really no big deal .
    yeah I was just being a drama queen when I passed out taking a piss

    but the bruise from the towel bar in the ribs ... that was real
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    Ha!



    Good advice, as I'm a bit scared this process isn't 100%.

    Not sure I need to bump this thread since mine went well, although I'm only 24 hours from having it done. No need for pain pills yesterday, and barely any pain today. But I'm wondering how quick people got back biking when things went well, instead of really bad? They say 14 days, but 10 days seems conservative based on how I'm feeling.

    The jockstrap ice pack they sent me home with is a wonderful ice taco for my junk, highly recommended.
    depends on how you had it done... there are several different procedures.

    And I'd say at least a week to let any healing happen so you don't open a scar and give possibility to infection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    depends on how you had it done... there are several different procedures.

    And I'd say at least a week to let any healing happen so you don't open a scar and give possibility to infection.
    Good advice. Despite Aaron's ancedote, I haven't done anything yet. Today is 7 day post-op.

    Only real side effect is my balls sticking to my legs when it gets hot, I don't know how porn stars deal with shaved junk 24/7.

    TMI?

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    Got it done today. No big deal so far, but I went xanax pre-op, bourbon and ice post.

    Hope to be back to fucking and biking in a week. Attempting to achieve oneness with couch and drugs this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowTron View Post
    I am supposed to take the plunge on this in the next few months...

    I am feeling sick to my stomach,
    me too... I've had surgery before in that area...I get a little nervous thinking about it. Everyone I know says it took a week of doing nothing but swapping bags of frozen peas off ya boys.

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    One of the few things I learned in my surgical career is that the range of pain for any operation is huge. I had hernias repaired on both sides--same surgeon, same technique--and the left hurt a lot less than the right, despite the surgeon telling me to expect extra pain after the left. My wife is taking a dozen norco's a day 10 days after her bilateral total knees--which seems reasonable to me. Yesterday the PT told her about a patient who didn't taken any prescription meds.

    Alcohol is a lousy pain medication. Unless you drink enough and take aspirin for the hangover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post

    Alcohol is a lousy pain medication.
    Sure, but it goes so much better with sitting on the couch and watching a ballgame than Percocet.

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    Ha!
    A couple of years ago, I broke my Tib+Fib the middle of December. I'd been thinking about getting a Vas for a while - but now, thanks to my accident, I'd suddenly met my [very large] deductible. And more importantly, the year/deductable would reset in less than two weeks!

    So, 10 days after my Tibial nail surgery, my 'nads got cut, bunt and tied!
    The next couple of days were less than pleasant. As a pair [actually threesome, I guess], it's something I probably wouldn't be trying to market as a great idea.

    But it was the first 24 hours that were the worst. Had my Tib+Fib follow-up about 36 hours later, after the vas procedure, and I could get around pretty well. [But having some serious drugs in-hand made the worry about potential pain a bit less prominent.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirshredalot View Post
    Sure, but it goes so much better with sitting on the couch and watching a ballgame than Percocet.
    IME watching a ballgame and percocet amount to the same thing.

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    Getting cut this Friday. Was feeling ok about it until I heard so,e negative stories this weekend, and finding this thread today. With the stupid opioid crisis, I’m not expecting to get much in the way of pain killers.
    I know one dr in town who supposedly tells guys to just take Tylenol.

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    @KenJongIll

    The first day was the worst. But like mentioned up-thread - variability is massive. Some people run marathons in 24 hours, and other people are curled in the fetal position for a week.

    I'd guess that Advil is certainly "good-enough" for the vast majority of the population. [And pre-dose! It's a lot easier to control pain if you stay ahead of it. Once it gets out of control, it's hard to get back.] But, yeah, having the wide variety of pain killers for my shattered leg, as backup, was comforting. [Not so comforting was that I had to hobble out to my tib+fib follow-up the following day. I worried the two together would be really bad. Wasn't bad at all.]

    You'll almost certainly do just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenJongIll View Post
    Getting cut this Friday. Was feeling ok about it until I heard so,e negative stories this weekend, and finding this thread today. With the stupid opioid crisis, I’m not expecting to get much in the way of pain killers.
    I know one dr in town who supposedly tells guys to just take Tylenol.
    Don't fret

    Tylenol and ibu did the trick for me. But yeah, pain is all relative and can vary.
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    Duuuude! Mine was 15 years ago and they had me try it out on the nurse before I even left the clinic! I can't believe how health care has gotten so bad these days.

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