I made this account just so I could post this one thread. Thank you all for everything you have shared here. Its a really big deal.
My wife cant take the pill; doesnt react well to the hormones. So we use condoms. Everyone says to get the Vas done, so…
I had my pre-op meeting with a very young doctor a week ago. She mentioned Post Vas Pain, and threw out the 1-2% statistic. This really bothered me… That’s just not a low stat… They do thousands of these procedures, and one guy in every 50 is left with long term problems. That’s a lot of guys left with trouble…
I asked her if any of her own patients have suffered PVP, and she acknowledged one patient, and that she couldnt really fix him. But then she played it down saying she does so many of these procedures every single day. I booked the snip for December.
Since then I’ve been increasingly uncomfortable about the whole thing… I did some reading online, and it generally plays down the problem. So I stayed the course. Then today I found this forum. I read many of the threads here. Ugh. A depressing read. I am, however, now completely certain this is not for me. Once I am done writing this, I’m picking up the phone and calling to cancel the vas.
It was awful reading your experiences, and I wish you all the very best with recovery. I did, however, want you to know that by sharing your information here you are certainly helping others avoid potential problems. I am very grateful for that. Best wishes to you all, and please continue to spread the word.