Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Snip

On Dec 21st, I had an appointment with the vet. Yup, in an ongoing effort to talk more about my genitalia, I had a vasectomy. Lisa and I have discussed this at length, and we were both determined NOT to have her pregnant anymore! For those of you that want to look at more pictures of cute kids, come back in about 10 minutes and you'll be all set.

So I took my diazapam (generic for Valium) an hour before the surgery - as I was supposed to - and took another 2 at the doctor's office before the procedure. I don't think they had any effect on me for the procedure - although the afternoon was a bit loopy!

Although the procedure went just fine, I apparently have some extra fat layers down there that absorbed some of the anaesthetic - so I got to "feel a bit more than the average patient" - before I got numbed up again!

Things you don't want to hear from your doctor during this procedure:
1. "That's not what I want"
2. "Hmmm............."
3. "This might sting a little bit"
4. Him - PROD - me "YEEEEOW" - him "...oh, can you feel that?"
5. "Nope, that's not it either - let me start again"

At points, I swear he was reaching for my kidneys!

Anyway, all went well, and I was sent home with a fist-full of pain pills, strict instructions to stay off my feet, and a scrotal support. Yep, a jock. Haven't worn one since college, and I doubt I'll ever wear one again! Thankfully my mum was here for Xmas, so she was able to help out a lot with the kids - and Lisa was super-supportive - getting me drinks, ice packs, movies and food!

At my followup appointment yesterday, I still had more swelling than I should - so I'm back on anti-inflammatories for a week - but compared to the first weekend, it's NOTHING.

Ok, that's it for the post-op report. We now resume the cutesy pictures!


Kristin said...

I'm glad you're recovering all right and I definitely look forward to more pics of your beautiful kids.

Leetie said...


My private parts are cringing in sympathy. ;)

Hope you heal quickly!

Di said...

Eeeeeeek! I'm with Leetie, ouch!
Wishing you a speedy recovery!
*hugs to the little ones*

Anonymous said...

Pete, my brother: Sorry it went like that, hope you are feeling better!--Dredges up some bad memories for me too (felt like a 40-pound monkey swinging from what was being cut, they must've used some expired anestheic on both of us, we need to upgrade our insurance coverage or something!).

Lily and Owen look great, they are extemely cute kids. Hope you are all well! Take care!