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My vacectomy ended in frostbite. A public service announcement. RE culd de sacs

Old 08-09-06, 12:25 AM
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My vacectomy ended in frostbite. A public service announcement. RE culd de sacs

I questioned whether to put this here or not, as it is quite embarassing. But, what the hell. Some of this was in an earlier thread, but most of it was withheld until now. I wish it had happened to someone else, but it happened to me.....

Now friends, let me tell you a story of heatache and woe!

2 weeks ago I went in for a vasectomy, since we just had our 3rd child. The doctor told me I bled more than usual, so I should expect more swelling, etc. I would take a few more days than ordinary to heal. Make sure you keep it iced. No problem...I had sent the wife and kids away for a week, so I could sit at home, watch tv, and ice my balls. That was on a Friday, and I woke up Saturday at 2 am to notice that my ice pack was completely melted. I'm a little groggy, and the vicodin likes me, but I get up and go in to get another ice pack. I grab one from the freezer, and didn't take notice that my balls were still a little wet from condensation from the old pack. The moment I touch the ice pack to my balls, it freezes to it, just like the little kid's tongue to the light pole in A Christmas Story. I try to take it away, but that produces some pain, and it is stuck, so I put my thinker to work on a situation. But almost immediately, it starts to burn from the intense cold. I start cupping water from the sink in one hand and throwing it down my pants. It isn't working nearly as fast as the freezing is freezing. I end up ripping the ice pack from my balls, and a fair amount of skin came off with it.

Okay, so some more ice and vicodin, and I go back to sleep. I continue to ice it for days. Now here is something I have never been told or heard in my like. It seems like common sense, but like I said, it just never came up. Supposedly you should never ice something for more than 20 minutes out of any hour, and you shouldn't have the ice directly on your skin (that part I figured out). So since things were not feeling better from having the ice pack ripped off my balls, I kept it iced. To be precise, I kept it iced for 8 days straight with barely any time without ice. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I had managed to give myself somewhere between a stage 2 and stage 3 case of frostbite on my balls. On the 8th day, I decide my pain is due to the skin ripping off and staying moist. It made sense that it would not heal well in those conditions. So I decide to take the pain and leave the ice off. If you google "frostbite" you will find that the thawing period is one of the most painful things people endure. In fact, they say it should only be done in a hospital or facility that can handle it...and the person is generally given opiates to deal with the pain. Well, for the next 3-5 hours I laid on my couch screaming at the top of my lungs from the pain. That isn't hyperbole, I literally screamed at the top of my lungs. I also manage to swell up to larger than the size of a baseball, and if it weren't so painful I would have been proud.

It is a few days later that I start to suspect frostbite, and finally go to the emergency room to have it confirmed. Again, if you google "frostbite scrotum" you will really only find information on bulls that get it in the winter. I may be the first documented case. So a large scab forms and covers about 80% of my sack. The doc says that the only thing to do is to let it heal naturally, and there shouldn't be any lasting damage. That will only take 4 to 6 weeks. So I am in the first week of that time frame, and this large, scrotum shaped scab is a thing of wonder. Imagine you had most of your balls cast in plaster. Then someone made a mold out of glass that would sit on your balls perfectly. But at the last moment, they decided that all the edges of the glass mold should be broken and sharpened. That is what it is like. Any given shift will lead to nice tender ball skin running into sharp shards of glass.

So as a public service announcement, please only ice things for a maximum of 20 minutes out of every hour, and never place ice directly on the skin.

Any Otter docs deal with frostbite? Email me.
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Ouch. That is just ouch to the nth degree. I know there's no next time, but maybe just using your nutsack as a cozy for your cold brewski would be better served.
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Btw...this will be archived. I remember a thread 5-6 years ago (not on here) where this kid put icy hot on his sack and he was posting to find out how to make it stop burning. People were telling him all sorts of stuff to dip his balls into. I think this thread can be like that.

20 ON, 20 OFF. I think you'll remember that for the rest of your life, but everyone else remember it so you don't get scabby balls like kvrdave. kvrScab?

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this sounds like a perfect project for the nip/tuck doctors to work on.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I questioned whether to put this here or not, as it is quite embarassing. But, what the hell. Some of this was in an earlier thread, but most of it was withheld until now. I wish it had happened to someone else, but it happened to me.....

Now friends, let me tell you a story of heatache and woe!

2 weeks ago I went in for a vasectomy, since we just had our 3rd child. The doctor told me I bled more than usual, so I should expect more swelling, etc. I would take a few more days than ordinary to heal. Make sure you keep it iced. No problem...I had sent the wife and kids away for a week, so I could sit at home, watch tv, and ice my balls. That was on a Friday, and I woke up Saturday at 2 am to notice that my ice pack was completely melted. I'm a little groggy, and the vicodin likes me, but I get up and go in to get another ice pack. I grab one from the freezer, and didn't take notice that my balls were still a little wet from condensation from the old pack. The moment I touch the ice pack to my balls, it freezes to it, just like the little kid's tongue to the light pole in A Christmas Story. I try to take it away, but that produces some pain, and it is stuck, so I put my thinker to work on a situation. But almost immediately, it starts to burn from the intense cold. I start cupping water from the sink in one hand and throwing it down my pants. It isn't working nearly as fast as the freezing is freezing. I end up ripping the ice pack from my balls, and a fair amount of skin came off with it.

Okay, so some more ice and vicodin, and I go back to sleep. I continue to ice it for days. Now here is something I have never been told or heard in my like. It seems like common sense, but like I said, it just never came up. Supposedly you should never ice something for more than 20 minutes out of any hour, and you shouldn't have the ice directly on your skin (that part I figured out). So since things were not feeling better from having the ice pack ripped off my balls, I kept it iced. To be precise, I kept it iced for 8 days straight with barely any time without ice. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I had managed to give myself somewhere between a stage 2 and stage 3 case of frostbite on my balls. On the 8th day, I decide my pain is due to the skin ripping off and staying moist. It made sense that it would not heal well in those conditions. So I decide to take the pain and leave the ice off. If you google "frostbite" you will find that the thawing period is one of the most painful things people endure. In fact, they say it should only be done in a hospital or facility that can handle it...and the person is generally given opiates to deal with the pain. Well, for the next 3-5 hours I laid on my couch screaming at the top of my lungs from the pain. That isn't hyperbole, I literally screamed at the top of my lungs. I also manage to swell up to larger than the size of a baseball, and if it weren't so painful I would have been proud.

It is a few days later that I start to suspect frostbite, and finally go to the emergency room to have it confirmed. Again, if you google "frostbite scrotum" you will really only find information on bulls that get it in the winter. I may be the first documented case. So a large scab forms and covers about 80% of my sack. The doc says that the only thing to do is to let it heal naturally, and there shouldn't be any lasting damage. That will only take 4 to 6 weeks. So I am in the first week of that time frame, and this large, scrotum shaped scab is a thing of wonder. Imagine you had most of your balls cast in plaster. Then someone made a mold out of glass that would sit on your balls perfectly. But at the last moment, they decided that all the edges of the glass mold should be broken and sharpened. That is what it is like. Any given shift will lead to nice tender ball skin running into sharp shards of glass.

So as a public service announcement, please only ice things for a maximum of 20 minutes out of every hour, and never place ice directly on the skin.

Any Otter docs deal with frostbite? Email me.

So no abnormal sex yet?

Be glad that your balls were able to take it. Under direct contact with ice for such a long time..... I am no doctor but I think you were probably close to kill your balls for good.

Good luck and hopefully you will have a speedy recovery
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Stuck stuck STUUUUCK!

edit: damn, I went and posted the pic before I read the part where he said it was just like the kid in A Christmas Story

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I'm lauging on the inside, I assume its almost more effective than the vasectomy?
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Wife: You should probably get a vasectomy since we don't plan on having any more children.
Me : http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=473999 !!!!
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Originally Posted by elperdido
Be glad that your balls were able to take it. Under direct contact with ice for such a long time..... I am no doctor but I think you were probably close to kill your balls for good.
It was ironic to read that one of the side effects might be sterility.
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We're going to need pictures.

(Somebody had to say it...)
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Whatever you do, don't eat the scab!
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"So if you stand here longer than 20 minutes your balls will swell up this big."

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So did the nurse give you a handjob before the vasectomy or not?
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User title change for Kvrdave please.

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Sorry kvrdave. Hell of a story.
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You're screaming in intense pain for several hours, and your balls are the size of baseballs... and it's several days later before you go to the emergency room???

Dude, I'm calling 911 every time my hushpuppies get bounced the wrong way.
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Dave,

Best wishes on a speedy recovery.

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P.S.:

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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I also manage to swell up to larger than the size of a baseball, and if it weren't so painful I would have been proud.


Dave, this one will go down in history.
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I'm laughing and crying at the same time. Get well, soon, kvrfros-, er, kvrdave.
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OWIE, OWIE, OWIE, OWIE.....OUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some things other guys aren't meant to read !!!!!!

Good luck healing Snowballs....

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