My Vasectomy Story

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I have done something I thought I would never do, write a book about my vasectomy experience. It's one thing to blog about one's symptoms and challenges relating to your health, but to then take the next step and write a book about such a personal and private experience...well, I just didn't see that coming.

This story begins early in my life, my wedding night to be more accurate. Don't worry, I leave out all the mushy stuff. But I wanted to lay the background as to why we ended up pursuing the vasectomy solution to our post baby-making world.

As with most decisions, it was a process that started early in our marriage. I then go on to unfold the plot line colored from the perspective of seeking permanent birth control. It's amazing to look back on what really influenced us in this direction.

Somewhere in the middle of the book I do describe my actual surgical experience in the doctor's office. Most men leave out large parts of their story when hanging out at the water cooler at work. But I included all the gruesome details for your enjoyment.

Now, many may think this book is a way of me expressing my sour grapes over the procedure that had such a negative and profound effect on my life. But that couldn't be further from the truth. Rather, it is simply designed to make the reader think about why they are making a particular decision; what is it that's driving them to seek one solution over another.

I throw in a lot of facts and reference lots of scientific studies, but I hope the humor and human interest will keep the story light and enjoyable. So far the response has been very positive.

Like I said, it's not a heavy-handed book, filled with hate and conspiracy. It's just my vasectomy story and I hope it helps you understand the process a bit better. Who knows, maybe it'll inspire you to have a conversation with a doctor or loved one. Perhaps, you'll change your mind and move away from a particular direction your were heading toward. One thing I do know, it is a must read before you make ANY decisions regarding this area of your personal life.

I would like to thank my wife who allowed me to write this book. I couldn't have done this without her love, support and editing. The curtain is pulled back on our lives, but I think there is a wonderful balance between sharing our experience and maintaining our privacy.

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