- Gentlemen, it's your Sunday morning vasectomy thread…
So, as of Tuesday, I will be joining the ranks of the snipped. Which, I am sure, will be barrel of laughs…I have 2 questions:
Is planning a ride for the following Sunday being too optimistic? I know we’re all different when it comes to pain, I’m not great with it so might it be too soon?
Also, should I present myself on Tuesday morning, umm…full/ripe/unmolested/ready or empty/drained/slack/relaxed?? If you know what I mean…there does’t seem to be any mention in the pre-fun literature.
Cheers chaps, any other advice or horror stories greatfully recieved!Posted 4 years agoAlcopopMember
thats a bit ambitious for a first ride i was out the saddle for around three weeks no problems and everything healed quite quickly never received any advice on a pre op “ham shank” i just arrived shaved shrivelled and terrified …surgeon strolled in whistling “the first cut is the deepest” the joker… oh how we laughed..I didnt laugh ,best of luck im sure someone will be along shortly with no end of horror storiesPosted 4 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
May I suggest:Posted 4 years ago
Leave your pride at the door.
Have an empty bladder – it was a tad chilly when they ‘reveal’ all to the breeze, the cold plays havoc with a full bladder.
The conversation between nurse and doc was everything, but the job in hand (so to speak).
If the doc is struggling for tube No.2, do not allow him to send you home ‘half cock’ (his words, not mine). Once I was there, last turkey in the shop on display, I was damn well going to see it through. It did smart a bit when he did dig in for tube No. 2.. 😯
Make sure you have some loose fit pants for the journey home.
Allow a few days of doing not a lot.
I removed my own stitches, as I could feel that they were ‘tight’ and causing more pain than the ‘internal work’.
😆 or you will 😥cheshirecatSubscriber
Running about a week later (in v tight pants), and on the bike for gentle road rides around two weeks afterwards. This was with no infections (which can happen 😯 ) or complications. Sunday is extremely optimistic, imagine if you smacked the boys on the nose of the saddle…
Wasn’t given any drainage advice, beyond the “empty them xx times before the post snip tests”. Followed the shaving/VEET advice though.
As someone said above, not especially painful. Worst part? The smell of bacon as they cauterised the tubes. Take an iPod and zone out for the duration.
EDIT: Female doctor and female nurse for me – and as someone else said, leave any pride at the door, and hope you don’t know the staff personallyPosted 4 years ago
I had mine done yesterday !
Op was pretty quick – 10-15 minutes, then a short consultation, pay the rest of the bill (£402ish at Marie Stopes), fill in a questionnaire, and have some custard creams and tea whilst they check you are OK. I had no after effects so they let me go shortly afterwards.
Spent most of the op talking x-factor with the nurse (not that have watched this year) whilst the doctor gave me two doses of local anesthetic (one per side, just before working on each tube), checked that I could hardly feel anything, and then filled the room with the smell of burning flesh.
He only made one small incision and must have been able to get to both tubes through it. No stitches were done. Today I have some black bruising on one side only and some inflammation in the center by the cut.
I asked the doctor realistically how long should I wait to get back on the bike and he said 2 weeks plus.
The advice I had was to wear tight fitting pants, and I took another pair along with me to wear home and for the rest of the initial 48 hour recovery period (although not necessarily the same two pairs), during which I have some gauze padding in there. Then for the next two days I have some other small dressings, so I assume that it will be healed by then (no showers/baths allowed for 48 hours).
First test for clearedness is not until the end of March!
Then came out of the surgery to see a RTC with a 50+ cyclist sitting on the kerb and a mini parked a few meters away…Posted 4 years ago
Here are some guidelines to help you during the healing process:
Wear sensible, non restrictive, clothing – it might be helpful to wear some firm underwear until it feels more comfortable.
Avoid heavy lifting and vigorous exercise for the first four weeks.
Avoid alcohol, driving and machinery operation for the first 48 hours (particularly after a general anaesthetic).
Bath regularly but don’t scrub with soap and flannel. Pat dry.
Don’t be surprised to have bruising and swelling for a few days after the operation.
If you have had a general anaesthetic, don’t be surprised if you feel sick for a few hours afterwards.Posted 4 years ago
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