I was referred by another doctor who specialized in vasectomy reversals. His schedule was full for six months when I called him. I called and was able to get an appointment for a reversal in about six weeks. I was considering another doctor but, he seemed less personable than Dr. Parekattil. He also seemed to be more of a business man than a doctor. Dr. Parekattil thoroughly explained the procedure and answered my many questions. I decided to go with them because they seemed more interested in performing a successful vasectomy reversal than making money.
I had a visit with Dr. Parekattil the day before the appointment. He met me at his office on a Sunday afternoon and gave me a quick exam. I arrived at the hospital on the morning of the procedure. I filled out paperwork and left for a while. I received a call in the early afternoon that it was time for me to come in. I was taken to a waiting area and rested in a bed while being hooked up to an IV. Eventually, I was give some medicine to calm me down before I received the anesthetic. Then I woke up after the procedure was complete.
I was sore for the first 4 or 5 days, though I did not need to take any pain medication. I simply followed the recovery instructions that Dr. Parekattil gave me. I was able to start running six weeks after the procedure with no discomfort. My wife was pregnant very soon after we were able to have intercourse. Our second daughter was born 11 months after my reverse vasectomy. I had my reversal about 3.5 years after my vasectomy. I was 30 years old at the time of my reversal.
I am grateful that my procedure was successful and that everyone took such good care of me. I am still amazed that my wife was pregnant so quickly.