|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 6:16 pm: || |
Ok, guys I got a personal question for you. I am thinking of getting a visectomy and was wondering if any of you have had this done and if so did you have any pain, complications or anything that I would need to know.
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 6:57 pm: || |
Richard, if you want to hear it, I personally have a doozy of a vasectomy testimony. hehehe
But it's a long read and I won't have time to write it for a day or so.
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 7:24 pm: || |
NO problems whatsoever, the only way to go!
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 7:59 pm: || |
V-clubber give me details!
Michael (Michael) (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 9:05 pm: || |
I don't want to see ANY negative testi. . . monials on this subject. My wife insists that I need to join the club soon! Uggh!
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 9:32 pm: || |
My wife is fixing to sign me up! I would like to join the He-Man woman haters Club right now.
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 9:41 pm: || |
Im a chapter President of the H.M.W.H.C of America.. I can sigh you guys up!! We have our banquet every March at my deep piney woods deer lease so no one hears us!!
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 9:48 pm: || |
You go first and let me know how it turns out OK?
I guess instead of having a "live hunt" you can do a "live visectomy". Don't forget your laptop!
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 9:52 pm: || |
OH MAAANNNNN!!! HOW MANY DAYS TO ARCHERY SEASON?????????
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 9:53 pm: || |
Spanky, Alfalfa & Buckwheat told me about this club. Darla is opposed to it though. Woman, can live with them, can't live without them.
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 9:54 pm: || |
Now guys this sounds so bad. I think that after all the trouble we go through to have children you could at least get a little snip. I know there are complications every once and a while, but I think that you could be a little more brave.
Legdog (Legdog) (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 9:55 pm: || |
Is nothing sacred anymore?
I have corn in my crap, what's up with that?
You guys are killing me!
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 9:56 pm: || |
If i don't get it done soon the only Archery season I will see is my wife lining me up against the wall and using my 100 gr. T-heads to do the job. ooooooooouuuuuuuuuccccchhhh!
Legdog (Legdog) (184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 9:58 pm: || |
I only have one body part that is reliable, and pain free. Why mess with perfection?
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 10:05 pm: || |
Yes this is the only equipment I don't have to tune or paper test.
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 10:10 pm: || |
Have you guys ever thought about the equipment on your bows?
7" doinker, quiver, peep sight, wax, fletching, nock, spine, cat whiskers, hard cam, riser, brace height, axle to axle. Man the guys that came up with these names wern't thinking about bows! Next thing you know it will be The new "VISECTOMY" from Mathews. hehe
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 10:35 pm: || |
Dude, before you do it your better check
gotta go my wifes calling!!
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 10:59 pm: || |
Guy, better check the picture of a botched operation first!
(Sorry, could'nt help it!)
Michael (Michael) (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 11:08 pm: || |
Sorry Eric. Bit too graphic! Funny, but graphic.
Keith (Keith) (18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 11:11 pm: || |
I am seriously considering a vasectomy myself. Be sure to let me know how it goes, Michael and Richard.
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 11:15 pm: || |
Sorry Michael. Won't happen again. Thanks.
Michael (Michael) (22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 11:52 pm: || |
That's ok, Eric. This whole thread is borderline!
|Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 11:55 pm: || |
Is this Texas vasectomy Hunter.com or am I on the wrong website?
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 1:40 am: || |
All I'll say on here is over two years healing. Never the same again either. Good, but not the same. Go for it Richard would you like my butcher's .. er I mean doctors name?
Don't let your wife set it up.
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 2:20 am: || |
This is what gets me. Have you ever seen those billboards for vasectomy reversal!! For cryin out loud, isn't having that area worked on once, enough!!!! Thats what adoption is for.
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 9:19 am: || |
Sorry about starting this thread but I really would like somebody who has had this done give me some advice. Guys if you got a story to tell me please e-mail me and give me the details. This
visectomy thing is worrying me.
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 9:21 am: || |
Just click on my name.
Vasectomywith an a (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 9:51 am: || |
Richard I didn't have any problems, the "counseling/consultation" took longer. The Dr. made a 1" incision, snip,tie,burn,sew it up. I had a little swelling because I didn't keep ice on it like I was told(hey, it was cold!)but I was back in the office in two(yes 2)days, no problems, no bow-legged walk, nothing. I would recommend it!
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 10:34 am: || |
Let's have a roll call of everyone that's been considering this. My wife has indicated that I need to step up to the plate as well.
P.S. Previous post was for fun.
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 10:50 am: || |
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 10:51 am: || |
going to Canton, so talk to ya'll later.
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 11:14 am: || |
With so many candidates for this procedure, how about inviting a urologist on the next group hunt. What could make for a more "extreme hunt" than getting fixed and killing a hog on the same day? Plus, you could probably get a group rate on the procedure. Seriously, I had it done 5 years ago and it was no big deal.
Ben (Ben) (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 12:55 pm: || |
Remind me not to go on the next group hunt!
Lip (Lip) (184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 1:17 pm: || |
Schedule it for Friday morning. Take the day off on Friday. Don't make ANY plans for the weekend. Do EXACTLY what the doctor tells you to (this means use the ice if he tells you to). Don't allow any children or pets within 50 feet of you Friday or the weekend. Keep a pillow in your lap (for protection). Take it easy all weekend (if your wife wants you to do this, she'll probably even wait on you at least Friday, and if you don't take too much advantage of the situation, maybe even Saturday and Sunday). And go to work Monday feeling fine. That's what I did and I didn't have any problems. The worst parts are the nurse shaving you & the hair growing back.
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 1:20 pm: || |
My wife and I are still debating the subject. If she gave me the go ahead, I'd call the doctor immediately. I would take any pain and suffering compared to the pain and suffering I would have with another child. I am not joking about what I am about to say, but there is a Urologist here in Austin that is named Dr. Richard Chop. I don't know about you, but no "" Chop is cutting on me.
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 3:51 pm: || |
Richard, from experience let me give you two piece's of advice. do not I repeat, do not low ball the price! shoot for I price thats in the middle of the road you'll do allright. 2nd shave yourself. thats right, shave it yourself the benefit of this step is self explanatory.3rd (yes I know I said 2)Do not drive yourself to the appointment. yes I made all these mistakes. If you are coming to the granger hunt I'll be glad to relive my story. (sense we won't be eating anyway) LOL Colin
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 4:01 pm: || |
as for step two see Lips post above Colin
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 6:39 pm: || |
I am gettin' mine next week sometime, I will let ya'll know how it goes! No worries so far!
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 7:11 pm: || |
MAN DID THAT THING EVER HURT.. NO WAY DONT DO IT!! Just kidding, was a piece of cake, went back to work the next day.
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 9:31 pm: || |
My wife's been mentioning the "V" word since our last child two years ago. Quickly changin' the subject doesn't work much any more. I believe, like Leggy said, it ain't broke, so why mess with it? Then again, he is Gadgetdawg, ain't he!?!?!?
Truthfully, it's one of my "honey-do's" that'll probably happen this off season.
|Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 11:51 pm: || |
I had it done 12 years ago by ex request then divorced and remarried wish I hadn't got it done.The reversal is 5-7 grand so be sure before its done and insurance don't pay for reversal......Andy
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 8:27 am: || |
I am going to talk it over again with my wife and make sure this is what she wants because we had talked about having another one about six months ago. We'll probably make the decision tonight. Devin, if I get it done it will definitily be during the off season also.
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 8:43 am: || |
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 8:46 am: || |
He's probably procasterating!
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 8:51 am: || |
He might be at the Doctor's office.
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 8:56 am: || |
Think long and hard about this decision and talk over the “What Ifs” with your wife. My wife and I decided that after our second son was born one of us needed to get the snipe. My wife had her tubes tied right after giving birth. Three years later we lost our oldest son to a drunk driver. Believe me these things don’t always happen to someone else. To make a long story short we didn’t want our youngest son growing up as an only child. The reversal would have cost us $10,000 and my wife would have to be off work for 6 months. There were no guarantees that it would even work. As stated above the insurance wouldn’t cover a dime of it. My son is graduating from high school this year as an only child. This was the worst decision we ever made.
Just make sure that under “ANY CIRCUMSTANCES” you will never want more kids.
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 9:38 am: || |
If you are in the Austin Area, the doctors name that did mine is: Richard Chopp! I swear, you can even look it up if you don't believe me. I personally had a bad experience and could barely walk for a week without a lot of pain. I picked this doctor because of his name, I thought it was pretty funny, I wasn't laughing afterwards though!
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 10:06 am: || |
Had my done in Dallas, 7 min on each side, became best friends with a ice pack and on the thrid day I was out splitting wood for the fire. The hair growing back was the worst part!
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 10:36 am: || |
You guys go right ahead and get the "snip" done..I'm keeping my swimmers accessable! and No I am not married and No I dont have any kids(that I know of)(Ben???)Nah, LOL! and No I dont Plan to have any at this point, BUT...you never know....I had hernia surgery done about 7 years ago, It was real sore for about 3-4 days then was good from then on, I dont recall having any hair growing back problems?? but maybe its due to location or something?
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 11:43 am: || |
True story: A close friend of mine had the Big V, and all went well, no problems he was very glad to have done it, now the best part. He was a little timid and chose a doctor way across town, thinking that he would just get it done by this stranger and never have to face them again, well once he was all exposed and ready for the start in walks the nurse to do her part, and she looks at him suprised and says "well hello brothr Ron" it seem this was one of the dear ladies from his church.
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 11:46 am: || |
Another true story. I have a co worker that was all laid out ready for the surgery to start and the doctor was entertaining a class of medical students, yep you guessed it they all piled into the room to watch and learn. He said he was happy from the valium so he didnt care too much.
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 1:39 pm: || |
I think that Home Depot has a "Home kit". Impress your friends, sell it on pay-per-view. Raise money for a deer lease.
Dave in Denton
|Posted on Monday, February 04, 2002 - 7:29 pm: || |
Had one about 15 years ago. No problems. Just did exactly what the doc said. Boy that ice is cold.
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 1:55 am: || |
DOCTOR O'DONNELL'S TAPE DELAYED LIVE VASECTOMY
The day dawned bright and I checked in at work to make sure that everything at my business was going smoothly since I was going to be off work through tthe weekend. It was Friday, so I finished up payroll and wished the crew well for the weekend and my wife dropped me at the doctors office. I had scheduled this for early in the day and I entered the office, the first person through the front door. Actually the clinic wouldn't even be open for 30 minutes yet. I was immediately ushered to the "private" room that would function as the operating theater.
After welcoming me and introducing me to his cute assistant, I got undressed and got on the table. The doc made his first local injection. The operation was to be done striclty under local anesthetics. The nurse got busy with the trimmin and soon we got a visit from another nurse. The doctor came back in and glued an electrode to my left buttock. About now there is a knock on the door.
The doc lets in the lady from the front counter, she needs some paperwork that is in a drawer in this room. She is embarrassed and appologizing profusly. The doc says, "Aww, he don't care, do ya?" Oh no fine with me, anyone in the waiting room hasn't been in yet? Doc makes his first incision, about 3/8" is all, and inserts a fish hook looking tool. He fishes around a bit and then pulls out the first vas defrens. There is shall we say some discomfort in this procedure and I complain of it.
Well, we can't have that, so I'm given another comple of injections. These are quite uncomfortabe as they are directly into the testes. We wait. Doc goes out and the helper gets chatty. So far I have been on the table for over 30 minutes or more and we have a "fish" out of water clamped off and nothing else. To my embarassment, Doc comes back and brings two women in business suits with him. I think they were pharmacutical salespersons. We all get introduced and finally they say they need to go.
They open the door and as they walk out, another female patient and a high school girl that works there are walking by on their way to another room and doc invites them in. Until they get into the room and the door closes they don't even know what is going on in here. The young girl shrieks and rushes out. The patient is now introduced to me. I am getting a little perterbed by now and doc sends her away.
Finally he grabs his little scissors and cuts about a three inch section from the vas. Then he takes his cauterizing tool and burns the cut ends to seal them and prevent any chance of their growing back. First one, then... hey, where's the ther one? It had retreated back inside. Well, nothing to do but fish it back, we have to sear it. Fifteen minutes of serious fishing finally results in the vas back in the open. He sears it. Smells just like branding cattle. Then he sends it home again. Now for the other side.
I'm thinking, "Finally!", let's get this over with and let me outta here. This guy is makin me crazy. He make his incision on the right side and in seconds he has his fish. Alright, this is getting better. He pulls out a good length and decides rather than the scissors, he will just cut it off with the cauterizing tool. Remember the electrode on my butt? I don't know if I lost my ground or what, but when he touched me with the cauterizer, I received about 740 KVA to the right testicle that exited through the point of the electrode.
I lit up light Burbank on Friday night. I could not hold back the scream. Of course tht brought some folks looking for what the problem was. At this point I'm nearly unconscious in pain. I complain quite verbosly and doc holds up my testes and squeezes them hard resulting in a great deal of clear liquid oozing and he says I can't give you any more deadener, look I can already squeeze it out.
He re-attaches his ground, uses his scissors, sears the ends, makes three stiches. Two left, one right, and I'm done. 2 and a half hours on the table. I went to the waiting room and called my wife to come and get me. She was there in ten minutes and I met her at the curb. Straight home to bed through Tuesday. I was hurtin for certain. Ice packs, only up to use the restroom. I went back to him in a week still barely able to stand. He gave me a bunch of pills and said take em all. I did.
Two months later I went to a specialist in Fredericksburg. He couldn't find anything still wrong but he had some ideaas of possible damages I might have sustained.
Regardless, when I went into the Drs. office I was running five miles a day. I could not run at all for over two years afterwards for the pain. I was out of operation, so to speak, sexually for several months. I'm still not the same as before and hold no hope of ever being so again. I know my case is the one in a million, but I have met a few others too.
I know one guy here in Kerrville who has a total disability because of his vasectomy. He has been through 4 operations to try and repair it in the last 7 years. He is 40 years old now. Mine was done 4 1/2 years ago or so and I am 45.
The ironic part is that we wanted to have my wifes tubes tied when our son was born twelve years ago, but the doctors refused to do it because the baby was not born under perfect circumstances and they didn't want us to change our mind down the road if he died. He didn't, we didn't either. So I had the vasectomy. Last year my wife had to have a historectomy anyway to save her life.
No need to be scared though. Odds are in your favor.
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 5:59 am: || |
Gee thanks Chuck, I'm really all fired up about it now. I'm heading right on over!
Man you had me about doubled over in my chair reading that. I'm gonna be walking around with a cup on for at least a week just reading that!
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 10:41 am: || |
You would have been better off having a high fence around your side of the bed. hehe
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 12:36 pm: || |
Sorry to hurt you like that. I know my experience is off teh normal scale. But it's true! I couldn't have made up a story that bad. All of my family and friends wanted me to sue him, but I don't believe in that. The man scarcely looks me in the eye these days. He knows.
You're right about the high fence thing Richard.
Ya just had to ask, didn'tcha?
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 12:53 pm: || |
He he hehehehehe
Man Chuck sounds like the Doctor hsd it out for you. You got me v-shy after telling that story.
Michael (Michael) (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 10:37 pm: || |
nope, not me. . . NO WAY!
Chuck, I laughed, I cried. . . ! Sorry things didn't go so well, but I was rolling through most of it!
|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 11:29 pm: || |
I am so glad that my wife and I are still in the trying to have kids phase! I'm thinking that she can keep taking those pills.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 8:53 am: || |
Bunch of wimps!
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 12:38 pm: || |
We'll take up a collection and pay for you to go to my doctor and have it done.
C'mon big guy. hehehe
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 9:44 pm: || |
Go ahead and take up the collection. I'll pass it on to Michael. Three Grandgirls from that son are enough. Real men have them cut! I did it back when we only used whiskey to deaden the pain. I was up the next day and was at work the following. Chuck sounds like you went to the intern!!
|Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 1:02 am: || |
I wish I HAD gone to the intern. hehehe
Just whiskey eh? You're a better man than I, Gunga Din. My wife and son still use the guy. I am scared to death of him. And his secretary. And his candy striper. And his pharmaceutical sales people. BUT MOSTLY his little lectric GADGETDAWG lightnin rod thang wanger. ZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAP! Can you say, "high C?"
|Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 1:05 am: || |
Michael, what day do you want me to make your reservation for?
|Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 1:08 am: || |
By the way, I just remembered the guy on disability's name. It is Richard. hehehe
Richard King here in Kerrpatch. Not a bowhunter, but a pretty good bass fisherman. Call him to hear a REALLY sad tale.
|Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 8:49 am: || |
when my uncle had his done he carried his nads around on a pillow for a week they turned all the colors of the rainbow. they swelled something terrible, said it was the only time hes ever really been proud!! heheh whos next??
Michael (Michael) (18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 8:52 am: || |
Um Chuck, I'll get back to you!
|Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 10:36 am: || |
If you have it done and later want a child there are still a lot of great kids out there wanting parents. You can always adopt.
|Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 3:49 pm: || |
AMEN EIGHTPOINT!!! Good Post! This is true. My wife and I recently went through a screening and training class (they are in every community) to become foster/adopt parents. We still are not sure we can afford to do this, but it is a wonderful option and fills a real need.