Friday, August 06, 2004

Vasectomy

So, I had a vasectomy last Friday afternoon. The urologist had given me a prescription for a 10mg Valium to take 1 hour before the procedure. I popped the pill at 2:30 at the office, (after I checked all of my files in Source Safe and closed all of my apps :) ). About 10 mins later I felt it kick in. I was very heavy and woozy. Focusing my eyes was harder than normal causing a dizzy effect when I moved my head around. The guys at work were laughing at me and joking with Karrie when she picked me up at 3.

We went to the hospital and I had to walk a long way to the surgery room. I don't know if it was because I was feeling nervous, or if it had been too long -- but I felt completely sober by the time I was laying on the table and they were getting ready to begin. The effects of the Valium were gone. It was not that bad anyway. A few pricks, (he he :) ), of pain for the local and then some very weird tugging sensations that were uncomfortable. The actual snipping took about 20 mins.

It's now a week later and I'm doing quite well. I should be completely healed in a few days methinks. Here is a list of things I have learned:
  • You would not think so, but ice on your testicles feels really good
  • Jock straps hold your stuff in place really well
  • Testicles are somehow deeply associated with your abdomen
  • Feeling dull pain in your testicles all day will most likely make you want vomit on the truck ride home from work
  • Stitches and stubbly hair really itches