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The Big V

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by RugbyReg, May 10, 2010.

  1. BPC Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    No anaesthetic. Oh dear.

    I am also starting down the snip-snip path as the wife and I have completed our family and don't want any slip-ups. Bastard obstetrician pointed out that vasectomy was more reliable than Filshie clip sterilisation (for the ladies) and that I should bite the bullet. Bastard.
  2. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    If I like people, they get a general anaesthetic. ;)
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  3. Moses Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Based on this thread I would want no recollection of someone searching for my vas
  4. Schadenfreude John Solomon (38)

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    Having seen a similar operation performed on countless numbers of animals - I think I'll opt for the general as well.
  5. rugbysmartarse Alan Cameron (40)

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    jesus, how am I only now discovering this thread?

    I had the snip in may last year. all above stores are correct, including dont do anything strenuous for a week after. I went to cross the road and a car left the kerb so i tried to run the rest of the way and almost blew a stitch. All in all though its not that bad an experience. Man up you bastards and let the doctor cut into your nutsack
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  6. Nusadan Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Rereading the older posts above leads me to recount my own experience.

    Whilst about to go under a general prior to having the snip, I was again asked if it was my signature in the consent form, and then the theatre nurse remarked after she found out my surname and that I then smoked (having answered 'yes' if I smoke in the form), and knowing of my father who was very well known in medico-politics at that time, what did my dad say about me smoking.

    Replied whilst lying on the trolley, that when I was 15 years old, Dad used to tell my mates he would cut off me balls if he ever found out I smoked, and lookee here I am getting mine cut right now!

    Better told in person the above than reading it here, me thinks.

    Had the snip just a few days after deciding to do so and a week before my last one was due.but alas that didn't stop my first wife having another 3 with another fellow, but that's another story.I now think perhaps I should have made a few frozen deposits beforehand, so pays to have a bit more careful thinking about doing the op.otherwise I recommend it.
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  7. Cutter Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    I thought it was reversible?
  8. spooony Ron Walden (29)

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    You all mad. No one gets near my bag with any sharp instrument. NO ONE!
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  9. Jethro Tah Bob Loudon (25)

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    It sure is. A friend had the snip during first marriage then had it reversed during second marriage and has fathered two kids since.

    For the record, I've had the snip and suffered as did others as mentioned above. But it's short term pain and don't regret it.
  10. suckerforred Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Sharp instrument not required. I believe that it is just a lot less painful that way. :D;)
  11. spooony Ron Walden (29)

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    Still I will rip your arms of and beat you to death with it before anything or instrument goes near it. I read in the papers or online all these operations or something going wrong. Sure those are freak accidents or something which happens 1 out of a 1000. But still there is still 1 chance that someone can damage Pappa's Bag. I been looking after them all my life and not going to put their fate over in someone else hands. Not disagreeing bout anything here just my personal attachment over them.
  12. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Maybe you should let go of them every now and again
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  13. spooony Ron Walden (29)

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    haha I do but in another sense
  14. rugbysmartarse Alan Cameron (40)

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    somehting else i recalled about my experience while thinking about this thread: I had mine under a general, and as I was wheeled into the OT the nurse introduced herself - whe would have been at least 70 years old. My final thought as I drifted into unconsciousness was "this old bat is going to spend the next hour handling my nuts.."
  15. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    This thread just keeps giving.
    So much talk about such a little op.
    I am enjoying it though.
  16. Rob42 Cyril Towers (30)

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    Yes, a little op for you as the surgeon Cyclo, but a bigger deal for the guy at the other end of the scalpel.

    I also went the local anaesthetic option, 'cos I wanted to be up and out of the hospital ASAP. Why? Why? Actually, once I got past the momentary "oh shit, perhaps we need to talk about this" feeling as the cold steel was poised, it wasn't too bad. There was a moment on the second ball when the scalpel outreached the local, and that wasn't fun. The chatty surgeon wanted to keep me informed, and held up the removed section of vas for me to admire, as well as the clips. I was not so chatty at the time. But I took the advice on recuperation and that part went smoothly.

    Only 12 "releases", Reg? My surgeon required 20 in six weeks, "and I can put that in a letter for your wife if you need". Given how you feel for the first week or two after the op, achieving that was quite a feat.
  17. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    I had a patient who rang me less than a week after the procedure to say he'd reached the required 20. I think the call was hands-free.
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  18. mark_s Chilla Wilson (44)

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    To the tune of riprip woodchip by John Williamson (which comes to mind when reading this thread for some reason):

    Snip snip your vas, no more deferens
    Throw them in the bin, no sperm today
    Nightmare, dreaming – hope there is no screaming?
    Scapel, eyeful – rest up more I say
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  19. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Surely that would be advised against, a twisted testicle is the last thing any man wants?

    And if you don't know what it is.. just believe me. You don't want it.
  20. yourmatesam Bob Davidson (42)

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    I'm doing some research on the BIG V at the moment, I'll wait til after the footy season before i do anything about it, but I definitely don't want a twisted nut!!

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