I was in the exact same position as you except I didn’t do the research. And i regret it every day. That and going thru with it.
I kept being told how my father in law and so many others my wife and her family know who’ve done it and it was fine. No big deal. Well, I am the unlucky one. I got hit with it and have had pain for 2 1/2 years. Many on here are over the decade mark!
I still have my wife and her family and friends who claim I am fine. Because they don’t SEE the pain, there is no pain. Which is commonly said by Urologists out there you see when you are trying to get your second, fifth or more opinion so you can figure out what to do.
OH! And the number, it’s closer to 33%! There are multiple sources who put the stats of people in pain after a vasectomy at 33%.
In the end it is what it is. But DONT GET IT DONE!!!
Whatever you do, don’t! You will regret it and your marriage will suffer. Mine is. I blame my wife every single day. Yes, I blame the Uro who did this to me, but I never ever wanted to get one. She pushed me. Every day. Every single day she mentioned it. She never let it go. And had it as a get one or get nothing again. Which I got one, and I haven’t gotten any in a year! I sleep on the sofa. I hate my marriage and life right now.
I can’t do any of the things I did before. I can’t play with my little kids. My wife makes comments like why am I not playing with the kids knowing full well I can’t. She treats me like shit. She constantly ignores the pain and issues I have. In fact when I am in pain and she is near, she walks away.
Oh, and the pain meds…Don’t work. So I am in pain like being kicked in the balls all day long. And then, every so often, someone takes and tasers me in the balls. Super enjoyable!!
So if you REALLY want a life like this…get a vasectomy. Go ahead. Take the 1 in 3 chance. See what happens.
But personally, If I HAD a choice( I didn’t really the first time), I would never have gotten it done.
OH, and send me the link to the reddit site. I would love to tell them my story and let them say how my wife gave birth and sacrificed for me. And it’s my turn now.