Vasectomy Recovery

January 3, 2019


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.


  • Elizabeth Williams January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    This a very good video, I feel this will be very important information for all schizophrenia patients. Be it any condition, a healthy diet and natural medicine is a road to fast recovery. I was recommended by a friend to use consummo for my husband's schizophrenia with high hope and assurance. I finally feels his illness is under control. What makes night within us may leave stars. You may check for more

  • Aaron Foster January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    For those struggling with schizophrenia, we can help save even one life with this information,

  • BarbaraMerry Geng January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I’ll add my 2c here. Some years ago, my youngest brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia, & immediately put on meds. When I spoke with the psychiatrist, about the future; he adamantly declared that my brother would have to take medication for the rest of his life, “ to manage the condition”. ~ He declared my brother “incurable”. ~ And what I noticed, throughout my brothers’ episodes, and hospitalizations was that his medical records would follow him from place to place, and there is an unspoken code where if a patient has a diagnosis, it will just be accepted as fact. No one will re-evaluate the patient. And if there is an exam, the clinician will be looking for supportive evidence to back up the first diagnosis. ~ And it just repeats through time. The label sticks. Well, somehow my brother was hospitalized w/o ID, and guess what ? He had to be evaluated & diagnosed from a fresh start. And guess what ? He got a completely different diagnosis, with a completely different treatment plan. How about that ? – I was very happy about the new diagnosis; and I look forward to many more. I understand that each one of us, is in fact a multiplex of operating systems, and any number of things can cause a person to go off balance. But it is also true, a person can be rebalanced, through natural means. ~ We can actually create all kinds of stability & instability within our bodies by very simple things like lack of sleep, lack of food, lack of proper body temps, etc. If for example a person goes thru extreme prolonged fear & anxiety the nervous system can be deeply affected. ~ But, hospitals who are subsidized by insurance companies & big pharmaceutical companies will not allow such discussions to be taken seriously. ~ I have tried many times, and then realized “medical care “, as we know it, is a lucrative business. The powers that be, do not want change. Your only hope, is to stay out of the system altogether. They will not change. ( AMA )

  • Deepika D January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Is Catherine on any medication or completely off them? Please reply

  • Tony P January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

  • freezkeer January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    my voices try to humiliate me, terrify me and are not on my side, yet they say they are trying to help me. wtf!

  • Tony P January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Incredible, thanks for posting.

  • William Victor Newbold January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Of course – I have stopped any kind of belief in anything…zero positive zero negative and zero zero facts… I have been treated by various institutions for this..schizophrenic – Illness. I do not "think" what they treated me for was an illness. it was their illness they put to me… I know how centers are relative to everything and in the infinite universe every point is the center.. because I see the aliens or the "realities" that are very real in themselves. things like this .. can and do change… always because I am alive mostly —
    living is pure death is a theory that does not happen. at all. 🙂 000 The plain of infinitude is just a stepping stone to now.

  • jason scurlock dont change my name ej January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    the secret to stopping schiziphrenia is beleif …the power of belief …because the schizophrenic patents beleive that negative things are happening to themselves or about them and around them. that is illogical and because illogical need psychotherapy to correct the power of beleifsand reasoning of the shizoprhrenic individual: …though illogical the shizophrenic simply beleve they  have reasoning  to being paraniod, depressed. me personally when i was diagnosed with shizophrenia i had voices and bad dreams. but when i challenged my own reasoning about that which made me upset i began to figure out for myself that it was nothing to fear or be depressed about and to do it would be illogical.

  • jimbo d January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    crap wax your ears have a drink and smoke simples

  • katrastrophy January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Mr. Cosgro nailed it.

  • kezman2003 January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    has anyone tried virtual reality therapy? does it come recommended?

  • ShanghaiHilltop January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    You are very correct but a great deal of schizophrenic patients have hallucinations that are not caused by the reasons you stated. They appear to be perfectly healthy, capable individuals, but they begin to have these delusions – that's whats so perplexing about schizophrenia. Like the video says, often the delusions are just defense mechanisms, or a level of the psyche trying to break through the surface though it has been repressed. I recommend watching this film for more info. 🙂

  • Lia Govers January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Recovery from schizophrenia is possible. I myself am another example of this possibility: I recovered in North-Italy with the help of several years of a good psychodynamic psychotherapy.
    One can-if interested-read about my recovery also in my autobiographic book ('Healing from schizophrenia. A personal account.' of Lia Govers) available on since a month.

  • tove weberg January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    hypnosis,,,and deep spiritual…healing of soul…..scizofrenia is a soul matter….in tibet …..this is obvious…..the memories from past lifes comes through the awaken……dreamcenter…that is active even an awake state….to work with a tibetan….initiated healer….has cured me….after…10 years in hell igot cured in 2 weeks….the psykiatric world nearly destroyed me…..the memo of my past …lives …personas…was active..its like a plamic…memory in brain..

  • Sw3etTea January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    My partner is paranoid schizophrenia yes therapy does help but thats not all that helps. You need to take your medication as well as be aware of the problem in order to have a long and healthy life on the road to recovery. You cant abuse drugs or alcohol either it only makes the symptoms of schizophrenia a lot worse. I know if my partner did not take her medication she would not recovered as far as she has.

  • gajdacs1 January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    @dmackler58 Removing the troubled person (suffering from delusions or hallucinations) was also tested by the SOTERIA "experiment".
    The idea was that young people diagnosed with Schizopherenia can "get over" this "altered state of consciousness" with the help of living in a "social environment where they were listened to and understood." This was achieved largely without the use of medicaments. My point is that time is a crucial factor in healing.

  • gajdacs1 January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    @dmackler58 Part 2: Arieti, 1976, page 151: "Five months after the beginning of treatment, arrangements were made for Sally to live with a social worker, who would devote herself entirely to the patient" … after a while …"a dramatic change occurred in the condition of the patient. For the first time since the beginning of the illness, she started to do things by herself." After a while Sally felt that the social worker was making too many demands on her, and returned to her parents (tbc)

  • gajdacs1 January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    @dmackler58 When I mentioned living with the therapist, that was just a spontaneous idea. At the moment I am rereading the Interpretation of Schizophrenia by Arieti, and found in one of the numerous case histories described therein an example for treatment strategy. The important difference, however, is that it is not necessarily the therapist who lives with the patient. See citation in separate comment.

  • Daniel Mackler January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    @gajdacs1 part 2: as to the idea of the therapist needing to LIVE with the person diagnosed, well…i don't agree with that. i've seen several people get well through therapy alone (with me), and none of them lived with me.

  • Daniel Mackler January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    @gajdacs1 part 1: Well, in general I agree with your sentiments, except there there are many cases of people who have recovered from that thing that gets labeled as schizophrenia with weekly therapy for less than a few years, and many also without any weekly therapy at all! In other cases it certainly might, however, be naive to think that a person could get well with no therapy at all, or at least no really intensive psychological or psychosocial help.

  • gajdacs1 January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    @dmackler58 It would be dangerously naive to think that a weekly session of psychotherapy for a copuple of years can undo the damage that has been done over many years of exposure to a stressful psychological environment. The only kind of psychotherapy that could work would be the therapist living together with the sufferer and slowly make him understand that he is loved and no longer needs those "defence mechanisms".

  • Premala Belkonikar January 3, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Dear Sir/Madam,My Very very sincere and humble request…Please my neace of schizoprenia from childhood.He was normal up to age of 13yrs but she is 26yrs but we are helpless.Please help help me to cure100percent—

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