24 January 2006


In the beginning, G-d made Man. And He saw that it was good. Then came more Men. One Man married Woman. G-d saw that it wasn't His first choice, but what can You do? Woman didn't want children, so Man got a vasectomy. Man divorced Woman. Man meets another Woman, and marries her. Man and Woman want children.

G-d rolls on the floor, holding His Gut from laughing so hard.

Man and Woman spend many, many dollars on fruitless enterprise vasectomy reserval. Man and Woman spend many, many months taking temperatures and charting and plotting ovulation just in case. Man and Woman spend many, many months waiting until Doctor says, "take a test."

Test results say fruitless enterprise vasectomy reversal failed. Man and Woman see Urologist Number 2. Man and Woman spend many, many dollars on MESA.

"What now?" says Man.

Next: Man discovers Fire Fertility Specialist.


At 24/1/06 4:44 a.m., Blogger Just another Jenny said...

I had never heard of anyone without children being talked into a vasectomy. My hubbie got talked into it after 3 children and now we are going to IVF.
I think vasectomy's are getting just a little too easy, it just makes me sad.

At 24/1/06 2:34 p.m., Blogger Shelli said...

what does Halacha say about donor sperm?

At 24/1/06 11:12 p.m., Blogger projgen said...

He wasn't actually *talked* into it; he assumed they'd be married forever and if she didn't want kids, then well, he didn't want 'em either. I'm actually mad at the doctor - a young, childless man asks for a vasectomy and the doctor doesn't make him think about it, or insist that he at least freeze a sample.

Although Urologist #2 says that if a vas candidate asks for a sample to be frozen, he won't do the vas - he thinks they're not really ready for it.

Shelli, I actually haven't looked into that - we did a MESA (sperm aspiration), and got great results. We have lots of supply to work with, the problem is coming up with more $$s for another cycle. :(

At 26/1/06 12:37 a.m., Blogger Lut C. said...

Hilarious! Euh, your post, not the reality behind it.


At 26/1/06 12:57 a.m., Blogger Girl Story said...

That's so tragic, it's funny. Also, I'm suprised that the urologist said he wouldn't perform a vasectomy on someone who asked for sperm to be frozen, when I think that's a very responsible and thought-through decision.

Hi, by the way, from a lurker who finally decided to comment.

At 26/1/06 4:24 a.m., Blogger projgen said...

Thanks, lut c.!

Welcome, girl story! I was surprised by the doc's statement, as well. But he said anyone who thinks they need to keep a sample "just in case," isn't 100% sure. And he won't do it unless the person is 100% sure.

But can anyone be 100% sure of anything like that?


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