A Little Irony
Posted February 15, 2005 - 05:26 PM
Posted February 15, 2005 - 05:50 PM
Posted February 15, 2005 - 06:04 PM
I am afraid that after 15 years of marriage I would have to find someone to fill in for me at home.
Posted February 15, 2005 - 06:41 PM
By the way, are you planning on having your wife in the room when they do it? Mine was there. The doctor thought it was funny when I asked if it was appropriate for her to kiss my fertility goodbye before the procedure. For some reason, she didn't think it was all that funny.
One bad thing during mine. Without going into all of the logistics, the doctor goes in one place, but does each side. The first side went fine, but he didn't deaden the other side, so I felt it when he clipped whatever he clipped. Very, very bad pain. I didn't think the doctor moved nearly quickly enough to fix that little problem, but he did get it done.
I spent the rest of the day with ice on my package, watching movies on DVD. Not too bad, really.
The worst part about the whole thing is that you have to bring back samples so they can be sure that you're firing blanks. Sorry, but there's no way to feel cool dropping off that little paper bag. Hopefully, your wife will help you get the sample. Mine wasn't handy when I needed her for that.
Have fun, and take a few days off. It will save you recovery time later.
Posted February 15, 2005 - 07:39 PM
Posted February 15, 2005 - 07:49 PM
Posted February 15, 2005 - 08:32 PM
Get clipped, and use the recovery time to put all that cool stuff on the doorstop. By the time you're done, the jewels will be polished and ready to rumble.
Posted February 15, 2005 - 08:39 PM
Back to "Testicle Talk."
Posted February 16, 2005 - 07:55 AM
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Posted February 16, 2005 - 09:08 AM
Life is good
Posted February 16, 2005 - 11:07 AM
Read this ...
VANCOUVER — A Vancouver company has been awarded $1.4 million US by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to conduct human clinical trials on a male contraceptive, it was announced on Sunday.
The 18-month trial by Shepherd Medical Company will conduct semen analysis and study side effects of the Intra Vas Device which is permanently implanted in the vas deferens of the ***** to block sperm flow.
The device is a flexible, hollow, silicone plug inserted into the vas deferens tubes, said company co-founder Dr. Neil Pollock in a news release.
Preliminary studies in primates and humans have shown that the device has the potential to be as effective as vasectomy, the company said.
The preliminary studies on primates have also supported that the device could be easily removed and sperm flow re-established.
Currently, trying to reverse a vasectomy is precarious and very expensive with pregnancy rates at only 50-60 per cent, Pollock said.
Shepherd Medical was founded in 1999 to create and commercialize the world's first implantable and reversible male contraceptive device that could help shift the burden of contraceptive responsibility from women to men.
The device is implanted in a simple outpatient procedure under local anesthetic in a doctor's office.
The procedure involves entering the vas deferens tubes much like during a vasectomy, except rather than cutting and cauterizing the tubes and permanently damaging them, only a small opening is made in each tube to insert the plugs.
The company said the device can later be removed in a similar procedure to its insertion, re-establishing sperm flow.
Shepherd believes the device has potential as an alternative to standard vasectomy with a predicted $310 million US annual market in the United States alone.
The company will release more information about the trials on Monday.
Posted February 16, 2005 - 11:35 AM
Posted February 16, 2005 - 04:27 PM
Posted February 17, 2005 - 10:30 AM
The whole thing is over in less than 20 min. It feels like you have a set of shoelaces in there that you never knew about. He pokes in a hook, pulls out the lace, cuts it, ties it in a bow and stuffs it back in. Done!
Then you get to goof off for the rest of the day and have your wife bring you cocktails while you watch TV all day.
BTW - Beware about the "samples" later on. Although you're following your doc's instructions by bringing them in, your insurance sees that as voluntary and doesn't pay for it ($50 test). I guess they figure they paid the doc to do it right, so why test? It's worth $50 to make sure you don't get any surprises. You'd never know it if the shoe came untied.
Good for you for doing it. It's way easier than what your wife would have to go through to have her tubes tied.