I have to hand it to Abel Pharmboy. No one else I know would live-blog his own vasectomy.
Even though my traffic is greater than his, he’s definitely trumped me as a blogger today.
I looked-into a getting a vasectomy. When I asked the urologist if the procedure would be painful, he replied “Don’t worry, it’s only a little prick.” So I decked him and walked out.
Its the way to go. Tubal ligation is an invasive surgery requiring general anesthesia, making a vasectomy so much safer.
Thanks, chief – I didn’t even think that with you being a surgeon and all, we might have commissioned you for the procedure making this a truly unique event in the medical blogosphere.
You probably wouldn’t have wanted me to do the procedure. I haven’t done a vasectomy since I was a resident rotating on the urology service (around 1989) and then only under very heavy supervision by the attending.
I will point out, however, that it was done in the urologist’s office using only local anesthesia and no sedation…
When I first read this, I thought you meant that Abel Pharma was liveblogging a self-vasectomy. Which seemed above and beyond, even for increasing your blog hits. I’m not sure whether to be relieved or disappointed that it wasn’t true.
(1) Pharmboy got narcotics afterwards. You guys who take pain pills are wimps. I had 2 open breast biopsies under local (no premedication, no IV sedation) and didn’t have to take any pain pills afterwards. It was a little sore – so what?
(2) A colleague did a vasectomy where the patient kept complaining even after he repeated the local anesthetic injections to the maximum dose he dared. After the procedure, he found out his assistant had handed him normal saline instead of anesthetic. The patient wasn’t angry; he was proud of being macho enough to have surgery without anesthesia.
(3) TLs don’t require general anesthesia. I had a spinal for mine. I later required a hysterectomy and had that under spinal as well.
(4) My favorite vasectomy anecdote: I did a urology rotation in my family practice residency. The urologist was talking me through the procedure. The patient asked if it was my first vasectomy. I couldn’t lie; I said yes. He thought for a minute and said, “That’s OK doc, it’s my first one too.”
New comments have been temporarily disabled. Please check back soon.
Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by e-mail.
In January, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. bragged about having met with President-Elect Donald Trump about chairing…
By definition, alternative medicine has not been shown to be effective or has been shown to…
California’s new law that eliminates personal belief exemptions has been a success, increasing vaccine uptake after…
Antivaxers fear and detest vaccines, but one of the types of vaccines they fear and detest…
Naturopaths are fake doctors who fancy themselves to be real doctors, so much so that they…