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Of nips, nets, and peas

There is an interesting ad campaign going on in Oregon right now.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - For guys who park in front of the TV during college basketball's March Madness, the Oregon Urology Institute has a suggestion: Why not use that time to recover from a vasectomy? "When March Madness approaches you need an excuse ... to stay at home in front of the big screen," the clinic's radio ad says. "Get your vasectomy at Oregon Urology Institute the day before the tournament starts. It's snip city."

Institute Administrator Terry FitzPatrick said men need two to four days to recover from the procedure -- but not all take the time.

He's reserved a dozen appointment slots for March 19, the day before the first tipoffs of the NCAA Tournament, and another dozen for March 26, before the tournament's second week.

He reported filling 15 slots by Thursday afternoon and expects to fill all 24.

Since I live in Florida and am not a college basketball fan, I'll take a pass. Now if there was a deal before Masters weekend.

The sports radio station broadcasting the clinic's ads promises to send each patient a recovery kit of sports magazines, free pizza delivery and a bag of frozen peas.


"The frozen peas are malleable enough that you can get them right in there and get the swelling down," FitzPatrick said.

On second thought, I rather have my peas cooked. Feel free to make non-obscene wisecracks.


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Comments (6)

Peas Porridge Hot,Pe... (Below threshold)

Peas Porridge Hot,
Peas Porridge Cold,
Some like them in their Pants,
Frozen Whole.

Sorry, had to be done.

Been there, done that, and ... (Below threshold)
Captain Ned:

Been there, done that, and the 1lb bags of frozen peas are the shizzle. Buy 3 or 4, that way you can always have a cold one where it's needed and reinforcements in the freezer.

Really, you've never used f... (Below threshold)

Really, you've never used frozen peas as an ice pack? I'm not kidding -- best thing I ever tried.

Just remember to LEAVE THEM... (Below threshold)

Just remember to LEAVE THEM IN THE BAG.

An athletic supporter is t... (Below threshold)

An athletic supporter is the best thing ever for recovery.

I heard that story on "Out of Bounds" FSR with Shemon and James Washington....good ad campaign.

The usual motivator is that... (Below threshold)

The usual motivator is that the female partner is instructed (in front of the victim) to wait hand and foot on the victim for the first three days. Kinda like that "you can have all the ice cream you want after the tonsillectomy" line that is used to woo kids to the knife.

The hard part is that after the first three days, the guy is supposed to hold back on manly-man lifting and heaving until everything heals (usually about 2 weeks). When they don't, the ripped areas take a LONG time to heal and can result in months of pain. For some reason, there seems to be a terrible temptation for men to move boxes in the basement, garage or attic less than two weeks after a vas.

Be forewarned.






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