Posted July 20 2006 - 08:15 AM
Simple and mostly painless. I didn't shave enough and the doctor (male) finished up the job while the (pretty female) nurse looked on. One thing that sticks in my mind is that the doctor did NOT wear gloves.
One caution. Recently, a proctologist told me that after about 5-10 years, or in men in their 40s, the success rate for reversals plummets, dropping lower every year. I tell you this as a cautionary tale; in 2003, my 15-year-old oldest son was hit by a car and killed. After 18 months or so, my wife and I decided that we wanted another child, not to replace Tim, but because we had envisioned our lives as the parents of two kids for so long that my younger son being an only child seemed so wrong. Anyway, the proctologist told me that after so long since my snip, the odds for a successful reversal were very slim. Now we are engaged in the bureaucracy and expense of an adoption. My advice to you, is to have a couple of samples frozen, just in case the unthinkable happens. I pray that you will never need them and will be able to donate them to some nice man some day.
Sorry to rain on the (mostly) bawdy and fun nature of this thread.
I have learned that some pain cannot be healed, but must be endured. I believe our Higher Power will help us to endure and find peace. I loved the boy with the utmost love of which my soul is capable and he is taken from me-yet in the agony of my spirit in surrendering such a treasure, I feel a thousand times richer than if I had never possessed it."
-- William Wordsworth 1812