Whether you have a standard vasectomy or a no scalpel vasectomy there will be a period of recovery. Granted a scalpel one has a longer recovery time and a little more discomfort than a no scalpel vasectomy, but there is still recovery time. The doctor will give you a set of instructions for what to do following your vasectomy and it is this that I would like to discuss. The mystery is actually a lot worse than the reality so brace yourself. Below is a typical list of things to do when recovering from a vasectomy. Your doctor may give you a slightly different list but the idea will be the same.
1. The doctor will tell you to stay off of your feet for a few days following the vasectomy procedure. For those of you that work from home, here is where you will benefit. You will just be asked to sit back on the couch and put your feet up.
2. To take the edge off of your vasectomy the doctor will prescribe you pain relievers and ask you to take them as needed. Trust me when you need one go ahead and take one. Nobody will have to tell you twice.
3. Brace yourself because this is where vasectomy thing takes cold turn. You will be instructed to ice your scrotum over the first day so that it does not swell. Do what you can to avoid a swollen scrotum following your vasectomy.
4. Get a hold of a few pairs of tighty whiteys and maybe an athletic supporter for a few weeks. For you boxer guys out there, sorry.
5. Lastly, you will be asked to collect and bring in your semen for a few of months after your vasectomy so that the doctor could make sure there is no sperm in it. The challenge is to keep the mood while collecting. Good luck.
The fact is that when you get a vasectomy you will have to do what you are told ot ensure that you heal up safely. It is a small price to pay for the fun you will have for years to come. When you get down realize that many men go through the very same thing everyday and come out of it well. Be strong and remember that you are doing a good thing for you and your family.