A Vasectomy

I got a vasectomy today. It took about 10 minutes: you put on a backwards gown, lie down, they shave you a bit, wipe iodine or something over your groin, insert a needle to freeze your balls, massage your scrotum to find the tube that has to be cut, cut ya open, cut that tube, tie one end then burn it shut, insert another needle for freezing, tie up the other cut end of the tube, burn that end, tie the incision closed, and that’s it.

My balls feel 10 times heavier, but otherwise, little pain. They prescribed antibiotics, just in case, and Tylenol 3, if needed. I’m supposed to apply ice to that area often for the next couple of days to reduce swelling. They recommend a bag of peas instead of ice.

What did you do today?

Update: Phillip created a podcast documentary of the experience for your enjoyment.

8 Replies to “A Vasectomy”

  1. What did I do today? I went to the hospital with you to document you getting snipped. I’ll probably post “The Vasectomy Podcast” next week. Should be good.

  2. Ouch! Did you actually smell the burning flesh…enjoy your frozen vegetables….hang in there…no pun intended…

  3. > Did you actually smell the burning flesh

    “Is that my flesh burning?” I asked.
    “Yup,” the doctor said.
    “Smells like chicken,” I noted.
    “Humph. So it does.”

  4. “smells like chicken”

    Please do not tell me you know what it “tastes” like…Even if you do

    Hey you remember Christene, when her spouse had the proceedure done he claims to have actually seen wisps of smoke and wondered what was burning…

    Note: I realize that compared to the female equivalent that this proceedure is a “piece of cake” …

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