Saying goodbye to my “Vasectomy Tourettes”…

3 weeks later I made it back on the bike, and was ( thank god ) totally fine. There were many times I thought I’d never be sitting on this, ever, again…

But here I am 3 weeks later, back in my happy place…

Actually, at about the 2 week mark I would have been fine, but some work-related travel kept me off the bike for another week.

So for those wondering about the sequence of events here…

  • Days 1-2: Bedridden man-agony, any kind of movement is real bad news.
  • Days 3-5: Walking around a bit in the house but with a serious case of what I termed “Vasectomy Tourettes“. One false move could send me into a tirade that would make a sailor, or a truck driver, or a sailor that drives trucks on his days off, blush. This could be brought on by something as simple as picking up a cup of tea wrong. “Ooo that cup of tea looks delicious…$#%^&*!@#%!!!!!
  • Days 6-8: Can walk around outside, but only for about 10 minutes at a time, and even then I look like John Wayne.
  • Days 8-12: Almost back to normal at this point, running is a little iffy ( actually a lot iffy ), but everything else is fine. Could have gotten back on the bike at this point.

So they tell you to wait 2 weeks before resuming normal exercise activity, that was about right for me. In talking to people, recoveries seem to range from “I rode home from the surgery on my bike, then mowed the lawn real quick before heading to the gym” all the way to “It’s been 6 months and I’m still in agony, oh and suing my Doctor“.

In summary, glad it’s all over, hope it worked. If it didn’t, I won’t be going back for another. 🙂

Great news! I’m still accepting donations to “The Tim Brandall Post-Big-Snip Feel Better Fund“, also know as my 2011 Pan Mass Challenge ride…remember 100% of donations go directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I’m currently at $590 which is an amazing start, still a long way to go to hit my goal of $4200, I’ll get there though. 🙂

Oh, and I have a bag of gently used frozen peas for sale if anyone is interested…




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