Getting a vasectomy is a big life decision, and like with most major life decisions, timing is key. While the actual vasectomy surgery itself is routine, you still need to map-out the road to the recovery. Sure, you could be a tough guy and try to go back to work ASAP like it was no big deal, but whichever method of vasectomy you go with, recovery means a few days of soreness. Here are three of the “best times” to get, and recover from, your vasectomy.
- Road to recovery? How about the Road to the Final Four? That’s right… the first weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament (AKA – March Madness) is a perfect time to recover from your vasectomy. In this decade, urologists across the country have seen increases of as much as 50% in the number of vasectomies scheduled in the days leading to the NCAA tournament.So take that Thursday and Friday of the opening round off, and kick back for the whole weekend with your bracket and frozen peas. Watch out for the University of Vas Deferens this March!
- A four-day weekend is ideal for vasectomy recovery. Really, a four-day weekend is ideal for anything and at any time. But in this case, take a Friday off from work when there is a Monday holiday. Think Memorial Day or Labor Day. While you might miss out on doing some fun activities during that Spring or Summer weekend, a well-deserved staycation can be just as relaxing as packing up the car for a long drive out of town.
- So far you’re probably reading this and thinking to yourself: “It seems like vasectomy recovery and laziness kind of go hand-in-hand”. You aren’t too far off actually. After your vasectomy procedure you really shouldn’t exert yourself. So which holiday combines a long weekend with the ultimate amount of sloth? Turkey Day weekend! Thanksgiving weekend gives you four days to do absolutely nothing besides eat too much delicious food, spend time with family members, and watch football from noon until midnight. You could time it out perfectly with an appointment just before the big day’s feast. Of course, try to avoid traveling that weekend and make sure you don’t take part in the traditional annual touch football family game.
If you have any questions about planning a vasectomy, or if you want to know if a vasectomy is right for you, make an appointment with your Philadelphia urologist for a consultation. To get started, contact us today.