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JP
03-01-2004, 06:57 AM
Gents-
After 3 kids I've decided to unload the pistol , no second thoughts etc.... looking forward to the freedom, actually. Simply looking for any advice regards getting back into training post-surgery, ie, when to begin lifting heavy again etc... The doc tells me after a week or two I should be golden, but the thought of my scrotum rupturing in the midst of a heavy squat is nerve racking......... Any humorous stories, thoughts/advice? Ran a search on vasectomy and couldn't believe there's not an existing thread...

WillBrink
03-01-2004, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by JP
Gents-
After 3 kids I've decided to unload the pistol , no second thoughts etc.... looking forward to the freedom, actually. Simply looking for any advice regards getting back into training post-surgery, ie, when to begin lifting heavy again etc... The doc tells me after a week or two I should be golden, but the thought of my scrotum rupturing in the midst of a heavy squat is nerve racking......... Any humorous stories, thoughts/advice? Ran a search on vasectomy and couldn't believe there's not an existing thread...

From what I have heard, it's a same day thing in and out and light workouts can be started pretty much when you feel up to it and heavy workouts in a week or two as the doc recommends. Good luck with that. I can assure you, know one with sharp objects will ever be touching my nads, so you have my respect there!;)

elissalowe
03-01-2004, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by WillBrink
From what I have heard, it's a same day thing in and out and light workouts can be started pretty much when you feel up to it and heavy workouts in a week or two as the doc recommends. Good luck with that. I can assure you, know one with sharp objects will ever be touching my nads, so you have my respect there!;)

Will:

Virtually all of the married women I know are verrrry appreciative of a man who is "man" enough to have a vasectomy. Birth control is a pain in the a**, figuratively speaking; and childbirth is also - literally speaking. Fair's fair, after all...my husband had one after the birth of our second child eleven years ago, and he's never regretted it (and he certainly has my undying gratitude: nudge-nudge, wink-wink).

WillBrink
03-01-2004, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by elissalowe
Will:

Virtually all of the married women I know are verrrry appreciative of a man who is "man" enough to have a vasectomy. Birth control is a pain in the a**, figuratively speaking; and childbirth is also - literally speaking. Fair's fair, after all...my husband had one after the birth of our second child eleven years ago, and he's never regretted it (and he certainly has my undying gratitude: nudge-nudge, wink-wink).

I respect your comments and understand what you are saying here, but my feelings on the issue personally would never falter here: sharp objects and my gonads are a no no!:eek:

JP
03-02-2004, 03:00 AM
Yeah, I'm normally pretty protective of my boys.......I hope they understand!
:p

All is not lost though, there IS valium and Tylox involved (drugstore cowboy!) And as the lady mentions, I should have the moral high ground for a mighty long time.... "but I cut my NADS for you!":D

Later!

WillBrink
03-02-2004, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by JP
Yeah, I'm normally pretty protective of my boys.......I hope they understand!
:p

All is not lost though, there IS valium and Tylox involved (drugstore cowboy!) And as the lady mentions, I should have the moral high ground for a mighty long time.... "but I cut my NADS for you!":D

Later!

You are a better man then I am clearly! Let us know how it goes.

erp7e
03-04-2004, 07:08 PM
I have to go with the "no blades near my boys" side of the fence for now...but then again I haven't had kids yet so my biological drive is still there to populate the world (not just have sex, that'll always be there...but populate the world).

Mopar360
03-13-2004, 09:21 PM
After having two kids complicated with gestational diabetes and respiratory difficulties , 2 c-sections, and a chlolecystectomy (gall bladder removal), my wife figured it is my turn to feel some pain.

I am scheduled to hang up my spurs next month. I am not scared too much. I have talked to several men who have had the procedure done and they seem happy and full functioning.

I know I am a physician, but has anyone heard of decreased testosterone levels after a vasectomy?? I cannnot find any articles or know of any medical reason why this should happen.

thanks

WillBrink
03-13-2004, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by Mopar360
After having two kids complicated with gestational diabetes and respiratory difficulties , 2 c-sections, and a chlolecystectomy (gall bladder removal), my wife figured it is my turn to feel some pain.

I am scheduled to hang up my spurs next month. I am not scared too much. I have talked to several men who have had the procedure done and they seem happy and full functioning.

I know I am a physician, but has anyone heard of decreased testosterone levels after a vasectomy?? I cannnot find any articles or know of any medical reason why this should happen.

thanks

No effects on T as far as I know but reduces ejaculate volume. Some men told me they didn't notice that but that's what the lit says I recall. Other then psychological issues, that wont effect your sex life. Sounds like your wife had a hard time of it, but it don't mean anyone will talk me into that precedure!:D

Good luck. Report how it all goes for the rest of the poor SOBs considering it.

JP
03-14-2004, 11:41 AM
Got snipped on Friday, it is now Sunday morning and no pain or grapefruit between my legs, so all is well! For those considering it, make sure you get the valium to take 30 mins prior to op, helps to take the edge off. The only pain is a small sting when the doc shoots up the vas with lydocaine (make sure he uses ALOT!) He SHOULD then test you for numbness, and I suggest saying "I can feel that!" even if you can't, just to be sure :D After that its a matter of "snip-snip" and a hot cauterization and you're done. Takes about 45 mins. total, and I walked out on my own power with no pain. OK, you can stop holdin yourselves now!

:p

WillBrink
03-14-2004, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by JP
Got snipped on Friday, it is now Sunday morning and no pain or grapefruit between my legs, so all is well! For those considering it, make sure you get the valium to take 30 mins prior to op, helps to take the edge off. The only pain is a small sting when the doc shoots up the vas with lydocaine (make sure he uses ALOT!) He SHOULD then test you for numbness, and I suggest saying "I can feel that!" even if you can't, just to be sure :D After that its a matter of "snip-snip" and a hot cauterization and you're done. Takes about 45 mins. total, and I walked out on my own power with no pain. OK, you can stop holdin yourselves now!

:p

Good advice, and glad it went so well for you, and I am SO never gonna do that!:eek:

PatS
03-14-2004, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by JP
OK, you can stop holdin yourselves now!

:p

No, actually, I can't..... it hurts thinking about it.

PatS.

Mopar360
03-14-2004, 06:01 PM
thanks for the post.

mdolls68
04-23-2004, 04:47 AM
I'm going to have to show my husband these posts. I'm getting too old to have more kids. My last one (#2) was so rough. Getting pregnant with an IUD seemed nearly impossible for me, but it happeend. Maybe his little boys are way strong swimmers. Don't want to take the chance of another unplanned pregnancy. Kids are a blessing, but I have my hands full with 2. That's enough.

One question, does everything still look and operate the same (with the exception of the little guys?), like fluids & all? Hope that wasn't a stupid question. I'm not exactly sure what my husband's fear is, but I can tell you while in labor with our 2nd and the pain being so great, shortly before I delivered, the dr asked if it would be alright if a few of the student drs and other people watched. At that point, there was no room for being embarrassed....I didn't care. I just said WHATEVER...GET THE BABY OUT!!!! It's amazing that at that point, it really doesn't matter.

So, I'm not really sure what the fear a man would have.....(sorry if I'm being insensitive)....

elissalowe
04-23-2004, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by mdolls68
One question, does everything still look and operate the same (with the exception of the little guys?), like fluids & all? Hope that wasn't a stupid question.

I sure haven't noticed any negative effects - quite the opposite actually. A definite increase in spontaneity...Everything "works" just the same as before.


I'm not exactly sure what my husband's fear is, but I can tell you while in labor with our 2nd and the pain being so great, shortly before I delivered, the dr asked if it would be alright if a few of the student drs and other people watched. At that point, there was no room for being embarrassed....I didn't care. I just said WHATEVER...GET THE BABY OUT!!!! It's amazing that at that point, it really doesn't matter.

So, I'm not really sure what the fear a man would have.....(sorry if I'm being insensitive)....

I don't think it has anything to do with embarassment...let's face it, a big part of universal "guy culture" revolves around sexual prowess. The fear of losing the ability to "perform" is behind a lot of that anxiety about having a vasectomy. When John Wayne Bobbit had his penis cut off by his wife, Lorena, it was national news - if he had lost a hand or a foot, who the hell would have cared? If she'd killed him, it wouldn't have rated more than a paragraph in the local paper. So even though the operation is short, simple, and can actually enhance a man's sex life, there is that culturally ingrained, irrational fear...what if something goes wrong?

I'm not trying to imply that men who balk at the thought of having a vasectomy are insensitive jerks who can't get past their primitive instincts to consider the needs of their partners...we all have irrational fears that are difficult (even impossible) to get past. I, for one, wouldn't go skydiving or bungee jumping if you paid me a cool million to do it, and the fact that either activity is safer than getting in my car and driving to the grocery store, or that people I know who've done one or the other say it's the most fun they've ever had - isn't going to change my mind.

You may be able to persuade your husband. But if he won't budge, try not to hold it against him either. Comparing your (our) pain and effort w/respect to pregnancy/birth with the relatively minor discomfort of a vasectomy isn't quite fair...in our case, motherhood is part of our cultural conditioning - it's a choice (thank goodness!), and those of us who choose that path have at least some idea of what's involved beforehand.

Mopar360
04-23-2004, 03:02 PM
My post here is timely:
For those that do no know I am a physician and
I just had a vasectomy yesterday. (2 boys is enough for me!!!) The only pain involved was the little pinprick for numbing. Everything went well and quick. I did not finish the magazine I was reading, it went so quick (15-20 min). I used frozen peas for icing down yesterday and only used two pain killers (Percocet). I slept well without pain and am pain free right now. I know my stuff still works because I have had two erections.

So far I am very satisfied with the results. The only downside is I promised my wife and doctor no lifting, running, or exercise for 2 weeks. (I may sneak in a gentle walk after a week).

Considering my wife has had two Csections, a gall bladder removal with the 1st child, and gestational diabetes and asthma exacerbations with the 2nd child, we both decided it was my turn to get sliced. Although I will take a vasectomy over what she went through anyday.

JP
04-29-2004, 04:28 AM
Well, just a 1 month update to say that yes, all parts are in working order. No pain, only two very small scars. I have honestly noticed a slight decrease in the "volume" if you will, but not an issue for me........ I was officially declared "blank" last week...... now for the spontaneous sex......:D

Don't worry guys - it don't hurt and you'll be back to your workouts, etc. in no time.

Now....... for the spontaneous sex.........
-JP

LPCross
05-11-2005, 05:26 PM
This is my first post since joining this forum. This is a great forum...I really appreciate the respect and cordiality everyone shows to each other. And the information sharing is incredible....thank you.

I'm 45, had a vasectomy at 40. No bad experiences, no discernable side effects. Physically, I'm now in the best shape of my life (...at least since I lost my lung 22 years ago).

I've had a very positive experience overall, and my "capabilties", if anything, have only improved.

I think the single most important aspect of all of this is the love, respect, trust, commitment and dedication to that special person in your life (in mine, that would be my wife) - That's the real "secret" ingredient, aka performance enhancer....in my opinion.

Best Regards
:cool:
Larry