So what's this laser option? Do we get a more advanced op if we go private or what?
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I would think so, and you probably get chocolate digestives too. It could just be the kuck of the draw, hospital wise...bear in mind that mine happened in Llanelli!
Anyone else thinking this?
Digestives and custard creams with Marie Stopes, but no chocolate digestives.
Ops was £402 with the telephone consultation, compared to BMI wanting something like £250 for the consultation and £1400 for the op.
NHS often refer to the Marie Stopes as well, I think.
They were super efficient and the Camberly clinic was very clean - so quite impressed. Maybe a 'cut' above some other places ???
Sleeping on my side was a bit uncomfortable
Continue to sleep in two pair of close fitting undercrackers so no problem...
Obviously you need to be careful when wearing such close fitting underwear - if you wear it for too long and things get too hot down there you run the risk of becoming impotent !
I'm never sure how the NHS is organised, ie; what regions a Primary care trust covers or whether these decisions are made more locally.
But in my case (Guildford), I went through the NHS. The wife and i had discussed at some length whether to go private, more for the convenience of nominating a date to fit around other things like work and holidays, rather than the process itself. But then i decided to save the £400 anyway, so rocked up to my GP and asked to go on 'the list'.
She questioned me on whether i had thought it through and was serious, etc., and then delivered the good news that not only could i go on the list, but that they no longer rely on the skills of an enthusiastic amateur in the back room of the surgery, and instead have opted to contract out to Marie Stopes anyway. I had about a 10 week wait to get to the top of the Surrey list, then got a call from MS saying that i was up, after which it was down to me making the call on the date just as if the NHS weren't involved.
So in the end I got the custard creams and the private experience, just Surrey PCT got the bill.
Slash and burn technique for me. Hearing your own nads sizzling......
8 day wait as I paid, so cost me about £10 per week to speed the process up.
Maths fail there... I got a 10 week wait instead of an immediate appt, hence £40 a week.
 unless you're saying you'd have had a 40 week wait if you'd gone NHS?
aha, I wasn't concentrating - thinking 8 week speed up, 8 into 400, then must have got distracted...
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Got my discharge summary today and it turns out I had a "hyfrecator vasectomy", which is no-scalpel procedure - so no 'cut-and-tie' or lasers.
More details here :
in the vasectomy section, which seems to have been written by the guy that did mine (unless there are two Dr Blacks local and both doing vasectomies...)
and here (with pictures) :
I know many of you ahve been waiting for an update...
I'm still **** into pots at the moment. Did the original tests back in Feb/March. When I rang the GP surgery for the results I was told they were 'normal' over the phone.
Luckily I am an inquistive soul and instead for going straight off for a non-welly paddle I asked whether it was 'normal' good or 'normal' bad for a test after a vastectomy...there was an embarrassed silence and I was told that someone would get back to me.
I had to chase and chase for the answer but was eventually told I had to do more samples.
Good job I asked about the normal result really.
Only tricky thing is the sampling as I live quite a way from the hospital with the path lab.
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