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My husband is getting "neutered" tomorrow!

post #1 of 47
Thread Starter 
Well, not really, but he is having a vasectomy! The way he is acting about it, he may as well be getting castrated. Have any of you or your husband had this done? Any encouraging words would be appreciated!
post #2 of 47
My husband would never, and he doesn't even know anything about the procedure. It came up in conversation once and he was all "OH NO! Don't even think about it! No ones coming near my manhood!"

Good luck to your hubby! I hear it's much less painful than what a women would have to go through. My girlfriends hubby had it done. She said after a day he was fine... obviously there is some discomfort at 1st, but not major like in a woman...
post #3 of 47
If only I could convince my husband but NOOOOOO, I guess I'm going to have to get spayed.
post #4 of 47
I have heard some horror stories about vasectomies but I have heard it is MUCH easier on a man than a woman having the equivalent procedure!!
post #5 of 47
My hubby was yellow too but his cousin had it done, no complications and he was fine. Fortunately I'm at that delicate stage of life where I don't have to worry about pregnacy anymore.
post #6 of 47
One of my best friend's husband had it done, and he was really sore for a couple of days, but it was quick & easy with no complications.

I had my tubes tied, and was in bed for two weeks in recovery.

Definitely better for a man to do it!
post #7 of 47
Really wish my hubby would. oh the bliss of not worrying anymore!
My Dad had it done..good on him.
Zero chance of Dan and I'm not having it done I had a c-section to have Amy! done my bit.
Will have to continue to be careful and hope.
post #8 of 47
Thread Starter 
We decided that he would have the vasectomy before we even got married. Two kids, then snip, snip! I think he was secretly hoping that our second would be born C-section, because I said that if I need a section to go ahead and tie my tubes while they were in there. Too bad (for him)!
post #9 of 47
Yup-hubby had that done but we werent married then(it was with his first wife ) He said it does hurt, but they did his in the Dr office, so he was in and out the same day. Good luck to him!
post #10 of 47
I encourage you to have your husband wear an e-collar after his surgery so that he doesn't mess with his stitches.

Just kidding.
post #11 of 47
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Originally Posted by xocats
I encourage you to have your husband wear an e-collar after his surgery so that he doesn't mess with his stitches.

Just kidding.
post #12 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by xocats
I encourage you to have your husband wear an e-collar after his surgery so that he doesn't mess with his stitches.

Just kidding.


lmao
post #13 of 47
My sister's husband had it done 9 yrs ago. I'm not sure if anyone's told you this....and the chances are slim....very slim, but it is not 100% full proof. Sometimes, it is not uncommon for a woman to become pregnant yrs down the road. I believe most clinics and dr. offices will do a test for sperm a few weeks after the procedure. It is not a bad idea for your hubby to go a few yrs. after the procedure to make sure that he's still infertile. One of the ladies i work with got pregnant from such a case....her husband had had a vasectomy 5 yrs earlier when she had her 2nd child,...and bam, 5 yrs. later, she was pregnant...he didn't ever go back to the doctor to confirm that the vasectomy was 100% successful, and turns out that it wasn't because she got pregnant. He later went to the doc and found out that he was producing a very very small amount of sperm, haha, but it apparently got the job done...Now they have 3 little ones. So make sure your husband goes back after the procedure is done and he's all healed up to make sure that he's completely sterile. Good luck! My sister's hubby said that it isn't bad at all. He was able to go back to work the next day. He only had minor discomfort. Hope that helps.
post #14 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by xocats
I encourage you to have your husband wear an e-collar after his surgery so that he doesn't mess with his stitches.

Just kidding.
post #15 of 47
my dad had it done while I was a teenager and I didnt even know. lol I found out a year ago! He said it was easy and painless.
post #16 of 47
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Originally Posted by xocats
I encourage you to have your husband wear an e-collar after his surgery so that he doesn't mess with his stitches.

Just kidding.
Wiping tears from my eyes. My ex had it done and it didn't seem to bother him. Fooled around with every other woman right afterward. No problem, I am better off now!!!
post #17 of 47
I gave my husband his neuter for his 40th birthday. He never wanted kids and I couldn't take the pill. He was very happy to have it done. I drove him to and from the doctor's office and got his pain meds on the way home. Once home I put him on the sofa, handed him a bag of ice every few hours, served him a couple of meals and basically made him sit still. He recovered very quickly and wasn't in any pain.

My brother on the other hand came home from his, and kept moving around, including climbing a ladder to the top of his garage where he was having the roof redone. He swelled up the size of a grapefruit and was in terrible pain for a week.

So, if you don't want him whining and complaining about the pain, hand him the ice bags, feed him meals, fetch the remote or books or whatever entertainment he needs to stay put and MAKE HIM LAY STILL. Otherwise he will be a bear.

Good look tomorrow!!!
post #18 of 47
Hubby was a brave soldier for me too and was neutered after daughter was born nearly 20 years ago. He was in and out the same day, and took it easy for a couple of days. He was a bit sore too, but nothing that would have put him off having it done.

Yes.....do the follow up test. It gives you peace of mind when you get the letter back saying it has worked.

I hope that the procedure goes well for hubby. Sounds like he's in for some pampering
post #19 of 47
I remember when my Dad had it done. Just get a bag of ice and some beer, that got him though the night.
post #20 of 47
Thread Starter 
We are definitely having the follow-up. Our doctor provided us with a "specimen" cup at our consultation for this purpose. After 6 weeks, you "collect your sample," rush it to the doc's office and they check for any spermies that might still be alive. Sometimes, it has to be repeated a few times, I understand.

I don't expect to have to do much pampering. If he's expecting it, I will remind him of his hernia surgery, he went in a 6am, released at noon, and was playing video games with the neighbor by 5pm. He's tough! I think it may be more of a psychological pain with this procedure.
post #21 of 47
Will he get a "V" tattooed in his ear? (NeuterScooter tattoos the cats they do - including my Aristotle.)

Serously, Niece's hubby had his done about 10 years ago. As for nephew... Niece has offered to do him - with a rusty knife.
post #22 of 47
My stepfather had it done, before I was even born, as did my late husband (wish I'd have met him FIRST). Pops had his done on his lunch hour and went back to work (Marines are TOUGH).

Now that Baby #3 is on the way, my son is seriously considering it - after all, he's had two very good role models.
post #23 of 47
my husband had it done after our 3rd child was born they did it in the dr office and since we now the dr well he let me come in to waych lol i couldnt help but laugh a few times its funny to see a guy laying on the exam table like us women have to. it was pretty cool though. im not sure my hubby was happy to see watching the whole thing going cool does it hurt lol. but all in all he was sore a few days had to wear a cup to protect and then had to go back for 2 tests after to make sure no more fishies lol were swimming around. he would be the first to tell a guy that its not too bad.
post #24 of 47
When I was like ten my mom decided to tell me all about how my dad was gonna have one.. I didn't even want to think about it! My aunt's ex had one and apparently from what I overheard you should not "indulge" until you are fully healed.
Anyway, although he is whining it's admirable he is willing to do it and not leaving it to you.
post #25 of 47
Oh not to worry not a big deal, my first hubby had it done years ago, they just loaded him up with Valium and he really didn't notice and didn't care either
post #26 of 47
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Originally Posted by AnnasMom
We are definitely having the follow-up. Our doctor provided us with a "specimen" cup at our consultation for this purpose. After 6 weeks, you "collect your sample," rush it to the doc's office and they check for any spermies that might still be alive. Sometimes, it has to be repeated a few times, I understand.

I don't expect to have to do much pampering. If he's expecting it, I will remind him of his hernia surgery, he went in a 6am, released at noon, and was playing video games with the neighbor by 5pm. He's tough! I think it may be more of a psychological pain with this procedure.

Oh my hubby did that to the specimen but he did his in about 3 weekds The Dr that did it was orential and he told my husband a few days later you must be " hustler " It sounded so funny
post #27 of 47
yeah and i forgot u will have to wait or use protection for a while after cause they can still have some sperm afterwards
post #28 of 47
Thread Starter 
Well, the appointment is this afternoon (at 2). We already have a prescription for a valium before the procedure. We have arranged for both of our girls to spend the night with grandparents (wouldn't you know, the one night that we will actually be by ourselves, we can't "enjoy" it) so that will make it a bit easier on him and on me--only one "baby" to take care of.
post #29 of 47
Oh Amy, congrats to your hubby! Before I had my hysto, Jerry and I talked about him getting that done, and flat out said NO, no room for discussion. Men! What weenies!
post #30 of 47
Thread Starter 
Well. we're getting ready to leave the house. My husband isn't really saying much, but he did take the Valium about 15 minutes ago. Wish him luck!
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