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Just got back from the clinic. I haven't talked about it much, but I got a vasectomy.

What with Jen suffering so much from her miscarriages and being unlikely to successfully bear another child, and with us already being so incredibly blessed with Thekla, and with me not really wanting to have to use birth control with my own wife, the way to go seemed pretty clear.

That said, it was a hard decision to make. Like any irrevocable decision, there's some what-if type remorse. But that's really balanced out by relief of the worry of putting Jen through another miscarriage.

Anyway, it's been an hour since they finished up, and the kicked-in-the-nuts feeling is evening out to a general "ow ow" level. I think the local is wearing off since I'm starting to feel the incisions. I'm really hoping that I heal just as well as I did from my previous surgery on my throat.

Ice and Percocet are to be my friends for the next couple of days. :-)

Date: 2013-07-18 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
Spydr had one done just after we broke up, and swore by frozen peas (as they do that lovely conforming to your body so well thing). So I pass this bit of wisdom on to you, now.

<3

I shake my pompoms for you.

Date: 2013-07-19 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mschaos.livejournal.com
also seconding the frozen peas :)

speedy healing to you sir!

Date: 2013-07-19 12:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plaidbrat.livejournal.com
I third the frozen peas. My Dad said he used them after his vasectomy. Yeah, an odd conversation to have with one's daughter, but we rolled that way with my weird family.

Date: 2013-07-19 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtylibrarian.livejournal.com
My father also found frozen peas to be just the thing.

Date: 2013-07-19 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistawendy.livejournal.com
It doesn't seem fair that you should have the kicked-in-the-nuts feeling and I didn't. Enjoy the drugs.
Edited Date: 2013-07-19 05:39 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-07-22 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mahariel.livejournal.com
Speedy healing wishes to you. That's not a pain I want to try to imagine, although being kicked in the fork is uncomfortable in a different way for a girl.

Date: 2013-07-24 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cass404.livejournal.com
I know you both hoped for more children but I think that you are some of the most amazing parents that I know. And protecting your family is the absolute bravest choice to make.

Also, yes, frozen peas. My ex was very grateful to those for a couple of days. It was a very quick healing for him. I hope for you as well.

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