/ Climbing after the snip
I can see this thread getting cut short.
I've just asked to be referred for that so would be interested in the answer
I'm still interested to know if anyone has had any problems now though. Perhaps if you jumped onto pads from 5m or so, which I am intending to do...?
10 days? 10 days? I had the snip on a Tuesday, went to Wales on Friday night and on Saturday took a 40 footer off the crux overhang of Barbarian! (This was the result of not placing the runner over the lip as well as a second half my weight with a slack belay, who I met going up as I was coming down!). Not only did I and the family jewels survive the fall but I got up and got it right next time then did Falcon.
So my advice based on experience is just get on with it but I doubt whether anyone in the medical profession would concur.
Great! I'm definitely going to plan to go climbing soon then.
Peace of mind. Thanks
> Great! I'm definitely going to plan to go climbing soon then.
> Peace of mind. Thanks
Ah well ... that's assuming that things go okay.
When I got done (back in March) I had some pain for a while, went back in 3 weeks later & got opened back up. That was a Friday; some infection found, cut away and stitched back up.
Monday morning I went from a bit achey to unable to stand doubled over on the floor howling in pain in about 45 minutes of getting out of bed. Off to A&E, where I was admitted for surgery to clear things out due to sepsis "down there".
Turned out to be a strep-A infection so put into isolation to protect the other patients. Wasn't allowed to leave the room for 4 days until I was discharged.
Didn't get climbing again for another 4 weeks - so that was essentially March - June wiped out.
Whatever you do don't Google long term post vasectomy pain.
I had a laser job. In and out in your lunch hour. But the burning smell is a bit disconcerting.
It was still hurting 6 weeks later. Totally fine now so long term very little to worry about but I guess everyone will heal differently.
Soloing for a month? You need to have balls to do that
Oh, come on!
> Oh, come on!
might struggle with that...
Hmmm, they maybe higher than you think...
> Didn't get climbing again for another 4 weeks - so that was essentially March - June wiped out.
Surely you were climbing the walls?
In reply to cake:
I couldn't walk properly for 3 days, but played for sympathy for atleast 2 weeks. Works like a charm :) "I would love to wash up dear, but standing for any length of time ... You know how it is ..."
So, you'll be playing for sympathy for 9 days, then have a miraculous recovery. 10 days should be fine.
reckon if you climb too soon you could well be "high balling" in a different way .take yer time man the crags aint goin nowhere!
Erm, no, not peace of mind and I'd skip the macho advice IMO. Quite a few friends have had it done and some have had problems, and when they have it's been from rushing back into exercise and doing things that probably shouldn't have done.
Ask your doctor, but I'd say play safe and give it a long rest period. Climbing will always be there, risking a possible post-op infection that results in losing precious bits of yourself is much worse than missing a trip or two.
Well if it's infected, I'll know about it by the tenth day I should have thought, eh
I ripped my stiches on one side which then got infected, so that stopped me climbing. Nice.
I was climbing maybe 3 weeks after the op. I think I had an old-fashioned surgeon though as he made probably 1" incisions in each side. I think the fancy laser or key-hole methods are much easier to recover from.
I think this consultant claimed he had not had any complications in years. He seemed competent enough. No stitches; in and out in all of 10 minutes. I have to say I don't fancy going for a run right now though.
That's not an obscure joke is it?
> Soloing for a month? You need to have balls to do that
They are still there just not tied into anything...
> They are still there just not tied into anything...
Climbing without tying in...? not a good idea.
> Well if it's infected, I'll know about it by the tenth day I should have thought, eh
This thread indicates a strange sense of priorities. It wasn't my climbing I was keen to test. There was something else I was far more interesting in making sure I could still do.
> This thread indicates a strange sense of priorities. It wasn't my climbing I was keen to test. There was something else I was far more interesting in making sure I could still do.
Nah been married too long :-P
Biscuit, I'm trying to get in touch with you. Check your email(s). Thanks.
I thought I was ok, just took it easyish for a week, but then spent a weekend driving a landrover with a heavy clutch, and it took me 6 weeks to be feeling ok, during that time I wouldn't have dreamt of climbing and falling in a harness makes me queasy now thinking about it 5 years on!
Make sure you've another driver with you, just in case!
Can't imagine why.
The anaesthetic didn't work on one side for me. Not a good day out. Wife was about to ask me how it went as I emerged, but took one look at my ashen face and knew the answer without asking.
Took a while to be OK - about two weeks.
Me: Is that smell my flesh burning?
Me: Oh. Why does this hurt even when it's anaesthetised?
Surgeon: Probably because it's a very sensitive area and this gets up to 360 degrees Celsius.
Me: Oh. I'm feeling a bit tense now.
Excellent choice of typos!
I just got a fit of the giggles when I smelled the burning flesh.
Maybe it was the nerves...
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