Maybe this only applies to me so here is my story:
My husband was diagnosed with low sperm count and it was recommended that he have Varicocele Surgery to improve his count. Needless to say, my husband was absolutely thrilled to have penis surgery! A varicocele is a network of tangled blood vessels in the scrotum and the leading cause of make infertility. Apparently, a urologist can tell if a man has this problem just by looking (and no, a wife cannot tell just by looking). A man’s count should improve within 3-6 months and apparently has a very high success rate. (My husband just had the surgery 2 months ago so I cannot confirm the success rate so far).
A few weeks before his surgery, I noticed that his forms mistakenly said that he was scheduled for a ‘circumcision!’ Now, in my view a circumcision is a vastly different procedure. Plus, he was circumcised at birth!
So I called the stupid doctor’s office. Unfortunately, this is a true story:
InfertileNaomi to Receptionist: “I think you made a mistake on my husband’s chart. He is scheduled for a Varicocele Surgery and you have him down for a circumcision.”
Receptionist: “What is he supposed to have again?”
IN: “A Varicocele Surgery. My husband has been circumcised already.”
R: “Oh my. Let me check my files.” Puts me on hold.
R: “Is your husband supposed to have a Vasectomy?”
IN: “NOOOOOOOOOOOO. Please don’t give my husband a Vasectomy!”
And the conversation continued.
At the time, I thought this would be a pretty funny story if it happened to someone else. Thankfully, hubby ended up with the correct surgery or let’s hope! He also said that the surgery was virtually painless (he was on his blackberry working on the car ride home from the hospital).
If you have any questions about this surgery, just comment on this blog and I will be happy to answer.