A Vasectomy Revisited

This is a recycled post I discovered through Random Posts. Jody wrote it.

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?

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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

11 Replies to “A Vasectomy Revisited”

  1. I’m sorry I didn’t see this sooner. Hope you haven’t tried running or jumping. Otherwise, it should be a piece of cake. However, if you have discomfort, swelling or just don’t feel right after 3rd day don’t be stupid, call the doc.

    Both of my husbands had one and I’ve known countless friends who had them and all sailed through…except my brother-in-law who was dreading it. He had the complications. For whatever reason, his pain did not subside and he wouldn’t call the doc. Just griped. Take the drugs, man. Pain is not an option.

  2. I felt so good I decided it was a good time to mow the lawn.
    Mistake!
    I had do the antibiotics and the frozen peas thing for quite a long time after.

  3. What exactly is blac looking at when he glimpses Jode?

    I still think that whole event would have made a great “Out Front” episode…

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