How to best help husband recover post-vasectomy?
August 12, 2013 1:40 PM Subscribe
My husband is taking one for the team...so to speak. He's going in for a vasectomy on Wednesday, and has already planned to take the next day off from (office) work. Aside from frozen peas and ice cream, what can I do to make it easier on him?
posted by ninjakins to health & fitness (21 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I saw an old thread from 2004 detailing some of the procedure and recovery advice
, but I'd like to solicit suggestions focusing on what a concerned spouse can do to make things easier, and how we should expect the recovery to go. No "should we?" questions here. We're very happy with the decision to not have kids in the future. I'd just like advice or tips on making it as easy on him as possible!
Example: I saw in that previous thread that someone recommended making sure to wear sweatpants to the surgery. Would not have thought of that ahead of time!
Is there anything we should get on hand ahead of time? Something he should make sure to do the day before? Not do? Is there anything I can do/prepare to be an especially awesome and supportive spouse?
Extra credit question: My husband uses a wheelchair daily, so I suspect the pain from standing/walking will be less but there might be other tasks that are more difficult. Anyone with experience there?