In a five-part blog series, USLV vasectomy patient Scott B. gives you an honest, patient’s perspective on both his vasectomy and his interactions with USLV — which we found to be both insightful and entertaining. We hope you do, too. Here is the fifth and final part of his journal series where he summarizes his entire vasectomy experience.

“Well, for starters, you might think — like I did — that you absolutely have to be put under for this procedure,” explains Scott. “But you don’t — Dr. Lieberman was right. I was awake for the whole thing and never felt anything but a pinprick from the first shot.”

“Make sure you and your partner are okay with the finality aspect of a vasectomy. It’s a decision that should not be made carelessly.”

“People are going to tell you to relax … it’s no big deal. But you’ll find it difficult to relax. I could not relax no matter how much people said it was not going to hurt. I was nervous. As a guy, you don’t want anyone doing stuff … you know, down there. For 40 years, I’ve instinctively fought off any intrusion into that area … it’s difficult to change that way of thinking, even for 15 minutes,” Scott adds with a laugh. “You got people working on you down there — very up close, tugging, snipping — it’s not something you’re going to relax through.”

“The procedure is awkward. You will likely feel embarrassed. You are on full display … the nurse, the doc, they will see you — all of you. Be prepared.”

“I’m saying all this because I think it’s only fair that men know exactly what they are in store for — from a patient who actually had it done. I’m not trying to scare anyone. In fact, I’m telling my story so that hopefully guys out there won’t be scared. This is what happened in my case and these my opinions — which I’m sure are going to be roughly the same thoughts most guys will have.”

“But the most important thing I can tell other guys — now, after the fact, is that I have no regrets at all. It was a great decision. I wish I had done it sooner.”

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