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Old 10-26-15, 09:34 PM
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Had mine done in my mid 20's, and was at 100% within a day or two
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Old 10-26-15, 09:58 PM
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Let's see.... The kids are 11 so I guess I had it done 10.5 years ago. Had the procedure on Friday afternoon, rode to work on Monday.
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Old 10-26-15, 10:28 PM
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Thanks for all the useful info! And after reading some of your posts like riding to your vasectomy and back!!?? WTF! and riding the following Monday after a Friday vasectomy.....now I feel like a complete P*SSY
I'll give it a test run this coming weekend with a ride to make sure my nuts are good to go for next Monday.
Thanks for the great stories! Makes me feel better
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Old 10-26-15, 10:36 PM
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In retrospect, I should have played up the sympathy angle a lot more.
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Old 10-27-15, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by alan s View Post
Oh yeah? I can top that. The medical car pulled up next to me and I held on while the doc snipped away. Never even stopped riding.
Ha! When I asked my GP for a referral, he joked that he could do it right now, he had some bolt cutters in the closet...
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Old 10-27-15, 08:44 AM
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reading these makes not want to go down that road even with the wife asking me to consider it.

yikes
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Old 10-27-15, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
In retrospect, I should have played up the sympathy angle a lot more.
Tough to say... I had a friend who had complications, nothing major just more pain, and I would rather have my pretty easy experience than pain + sympathy...
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Old 10-27-15, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
lol did she trick you into the car by telling you you were taking a ride to the park?


Slightly off topic but after our second son was born, we were talking with my parents and my wife indicated that we had had both boys circumcised, "like their Dad" she continued. My mum said, "No he's not", my wife countered "Yes he is" to which my mum replied, "Oh, he must have done that himself".

Yeah mum, I downloaded the instructions off the 'net and off I went, uh, off it went.
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Old 10-27-15, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
reading these makes not want to go down that road even with the wife asking me to consider it.

yikes
My first wife insisted. I made the appointment. Then just days before the big day, I called and cancelled. Then a few months later, I divorced her. I had a feeling something wasn't right.

The second time, I ended up marrying a wonderful woman who, as luck has it, couldn't have kids, so I didn't save anything except that I'm factory-original. But it worked out well.
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Old 10-27-15, 06:08 PM
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Got mine done about 19 years ago. The only advice I received was don't go out an chop wood, or the like, for a couple of days. That seems to sum up how long my recovery was, as well.
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Old 10-27-15, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by takenreasy View Post
Got mine done about 19 years ago. The only advice I received was don't go out an chop wood, or the like, for a couple of days. That seems to sum up how long my recovery was, as well.
I haven't chopped wood since my procedure many years ago.
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Old 10-28-15, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
I got hit by a car on my way to the vasectomy, so the doc doubled up the vicodin and I stayed off for a week.
...and you still made it to your appointment? I respect your determination. The most difficult thing for me was finding a urologist willing to do it for somebody as young as I was (early 20s).
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Old 10-28-15, 10:45 PM
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Some of you must have had really good doctors. I remember being down for about 2 weeks and Hydrocodone and a bag of frozen peas being my two best friends.
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Old 10-29-15, 03:16 AM
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Like the other guys i rode three days after the proceedure. Wore a jock strap to hold my stuff together.
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Old 10-29-15, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by enigmaT120 View Post
...and you still made it to your appointment? I respect your determination. The most difficult thing for me was finding a urologist willing to do it for somebody as young as I was (early 20s).
It was 10 yrs ago... I don't remember what my plan was to leave the procedure but my bike was unrideable so my wife came and drove me to and from it.
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Old 10-30-15, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by b_young View Post
Some of you must have had really good doctors. I remember being down for about 2 weeks and Hydrocodone and a bag of frozen peas being my two best friends.
I think the doctor makes a huge difference. My brother and I used the same one (I'm sure he'll be on trial for crimes against humanity, but at least my brother had kids first) and had no problems at all. My buddy, with a different doctor, had as much trouble as you describe. I wonder if there's a Yelp for urologists.
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Old 10-30-15, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I'm procrastinating on dealing with that right now as well. Got a recommended doctor's info, tried to contact to set up an appt but his office won't return emails and I don't want to call them from my cube during work (I don't need everybody around me thinking about my balls), and it's too much of a hassle to dig out my burner phone, turn it on, go outside, etc.
It makes everything better! No more worries. I had them clipped, burned, and tied. Wanted to be sure since it didn't take that long to do. I even watched the action while it was taking place. The smoke doesn't smell too good, though. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
I may well be cruising for the big V in the future, so keep the info coming. My scheme would be to have it done smack in the middle of winter when riding is painful anyway. I won't feel bad about missing a couple of weeks on the bike when it's in the 30s out.
Sounds like a good plan to me. The idea of potentially missing a week or two of riding bothered me beforehand, but in the larger scheme of things, the procedure, the recovery, and the small amount of time off the bike where a non-event. They would never make it into my autobiography.
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Just because you got lots of material in that area, doesn't mean you have to boast!
I knew that was the wrong wording to use...
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