• Georgian

    Valdosta. :)

  • Victoria

    I just guffawed loudly at work. Thanks for the laugh. (I can’t believe you held YOUR laughter in as long as you did!)

  • Scissor Happy

    OMG, I cannot wait to get my husband fixed now! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.parsingnonsense.com Parsing Nonsense

    Oh my gosh, that sounds like my friend who had to be escorted from the blood draw room in a WHEELCHAIR because the phlebotomist had the temerity to put a tourniquet on him.

  • Kim

    Not sure why my brain has made this connection, but since reading this, I have been singing the song from Dora that Boots sings ‘I love my ball, my bouncy ball, I love my ball ball ball ball ball’!

  • http://coconutbelly.blogspot.com jen

    i am laughing so hard … probably because my husband was given the same … i will have had 3 children via natural childbirth … and i’m sorry but i’m not the one getting spayed. YOU are getting neutered … conversation.
    but i am so not letting him read this.

  • Missie

    Thanks so much for sharing.That made me lmao and almost spit my coke

  • http://www.craftYARD.com craftYARD

    N.I.C.E. clip!!! and poor Jon!

  • http://angheiz.blogspot.com Angie

    Just as an FYI, one of my customers at work just came in to tell me that she is pregnant with her third child. Her older children are 15 and 19. Her husband had a vasectomy 14 years ago. One slipped past the goalie. Never say forever. God will always find a way to make a funny.

  • http://www.digitalcatharsis.com the mighty jimbo

    when you two got hitched, did jon ever suspect that his balls would be on the internet?

    i gotta send that man some bourbon.

    and for the record, any and all irrational behavior is excused when scalpels and balls are involved. just saying. part of the man code.

  • Anonymous

    When my husband got the “procedure” as we call it, they gave him vallium and 20 vicoden to recover. When I gave birth they gave me 3 advil and an ice pack. What is wrong with this picture?

  • stephanie c.

    poor little bunny.

    that cracks me up. i was not in the room for the big V, but i head from hubby that they talked about baseball. baseball. yep.

    frozen peas & frozen corn. at least 3-4 bags each. rotate.

    if men had babies, there would be a population of zero.

  • Anonymous

    That was one of the funniest things I’ve ever read. Thank you.

  • http://www.ejlife.net/blogs/emily Emily

    I’m sure only a woman would say this, but this was so funny I laughed until I cried! (And I’m very sorry for your loss, Jon.)

  • Heather

    Hilarious! I love reading all your blogs :)

  • Lyndsey

    The visual I have of your husband lifting his body from the table is hysterical so I can’t imagine what it looked like in person. Seriously, the sides of my face hurts from the laughter.

    Hope he’s getting plenty of tenderloving care from you and the girls!

  • jewed

    At numbers 255 and 299…really? REALLY? Wow,you two need to get out more. And meet , you know, actual people.

  • http://www.readyset40.blogspot.com Stephanie

    My husband got a referral from our primary to get the “procedure”. When our doctor wrote out the referral she said I am sending you to Dr. Zeppe. My husband almost fell off the table freaking out. You shold have seen his face. I couldn’t figure out why he was freaking. After the doctor left the room he said, “No way I’m getting this done by a Dr. Snippy!”.
    LOL – he thought the Doc said “snippy” instead of “zeppe”. Best moment ever in a doctor’s office. Many more to come I’m sure.

  • http://www.domesticextraordinaire.com Domestic Extraordinaire

    oh how I wish I was able to be back in the room when they did the procedure on hubs, he said it wasn’t too bad. Now that its done I wonder if Jon is saying the same thing.

  • Erin

    When I tell my husband this story he’s going to roll his eyes and inform me that the worst part of getting his done was how badly it tickled when they shaved his, you know, area prior to doing any incisions.

  • Anonymous

    It’s Valdosta, GA!!! And I was grinning the whole time you were telling this story! Did he go thru with it?

  • http://lookedgoodonpaper.com TamiA

    Oh My God. This post and these comments are too much. F-ing hilarious.
    JESUS has SHINGLES!

  • http://datingisweird.blogspot.com/ Serial

    I LOVE this video. MAN COLD! Everything is so much harder when you have a ween.

  • http://monkeywrenchdad.com ken

    Hey, I get it. It’s scary. I, myself, never thought I’d willing drop my trousers and hand over the family jewels to a stranger in a mask holding a knife. But I also freely admit that if men had to go through childbirth then cockroaches would have already inherited the earth. Yo! JESUS!

  • http://www.theprimamomma.com The Prima Momma

    Kudos to Jon for being a real MAN!

    I loved the video – Man Cold indeed. After us women give birth, OUT OF OUR VAGINAS, the least the men can do is agree to a little snip.

  • http://www.kimbanelson.com Kimba

    I’ve seen this video a hundred times, and I STILL laugh like a school girl every time. It’s just so RIGHT.

    Please thank Jon for the wonderful laugh. :)

  • http://www.mommybrainreports.com Monica- Mommy Brain

    Ok, I came to watch the video that someone tweeted about and ended up reading the entire post.. I have tears in my eyes.. and I’m so not going to let my hubby read this post…. Not while I’m still trying to convince him that it’s easier for him to get the V than it is for me to get my tubes tied… See they didn’t do that when I was already open having my twins… It’s his turn now baby….
    Oh.. and the video.. yeah… that’s so true… so so true…

  • TheHans

    At least his doctor didn’t think it was funny to say “whoops!” while performing the procedure. My father apparently had a doctor who thought he minored in comedy. It didn’t go over well.

    Many wishes for a speedy recovery, Jon!

  • AnnaBolic

    Got to say, massive kudos on the Man Stroke Woman link. Hardly anyone even watched that programme here in the UK let alone anywhere else – criminally underrated.

    Oh, and, you know, congrats on the no more sprogs thing too. If congrats is the right word!

  • Jamie

    I can’t stop laughing long enough to think of something better than this to say.

  • Amy

    Oh bless…well done Jon. Although, a friends Dad went through the same thing….only to have a third daughter born 9 months later. TEST IT LOTS!

  • Steffanie

    I am so glad I was not allowed in the room when my husband had his!

    You are and excellent story-teller and often have me in stiches with your descriptive details!

  • http://grandrgrand.com GrandRGrand

    #88 Your last sentence says it all. Truly the human race WOULD die out if men had babies! Sorry for your loss John… (insert slightly sarcastic sympathy sigh here). ;)

  • http://saturdayjane.wordpress.com Jessica

    Aw, poor guy. Good for him though, taking the plunge like that.

    If it makes him feel better, I once puked straight on to a nurse that said she was going to take my blood. No needle or anything.

    JUST THE THREAT.

    And then a stream of vomit.

  • http://hopelds.blogspot.com Hope

    My husband had “the” surgery back in 1984 after our third child (good LDS family, I just kept having babies over 10 lbs., and the doctors didn’t think that was a good idea)

    He stayed home for three days, moaning just like the British guy with the man-cold — and then hopped on the motorcycle the fourth day to go back to work.

    Imagine a high-pitched grasp over the phone twenty minutes later – “CAN YOU PLEASE COME RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE HOME AND LET ME HAVE THE CAR FOR A WEEK OR TWO?”

    I laughed for the next two hours without stopping.

  • amaris

    oddly, i laughed almost as hard at this one as i did at labor story, part 3.
    apparently, i find stories involving your family going through incredible pain ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL. :)
    seriously, i cried. and snorted.
    thank you.

  • http://www.uthostage.com uthostage

    I absolutely love how you go through the seventh circle of hell to bring life into this world (half of which he is responsible for, and he acts as if a little cold and a little needle prick are EXACTLY THE SAME THING! ROFLMAO

    I applaud you for holding your laughter back as long as you did. I seriously don’t think I would have had anywhere near as much restraint.

  • http://www.happy-mothering.com Chrystal

    Great story. I’m 6 months pregnant with baby girl #2. Our first is 17 months old. My husband has agreed to get the big V after this baby is born. I will NOT be showing him this post! Hilarious though.

  • http://thescovillefamily.blogspot.com Josey

    I just BUSTED up laughing at my desk in my office… how am I supposed to hide reading this blog when you post ridiculously funny stories like this?!! Poor Jon…. poor poor Jon…

  • http://twitter.com/maryjors Mary Jo

    Oh my gosh… I have a cold and this is made me laugh so hard I think I broke a lung. SO FUNNY!

  • corty13

    I needed that laugh today…Thanks!!!

  • Geerdaddy

    Wow, #75 or #36 whoever you are, just….wow.

  • http://www.notjustaboutwee.com About Wee

    My husband cut his thumb last week, whilst peeling a potato, need I say more? Point is, the whinging, the whining, the wincing of pain, the non stop bandaid change & antiseptic lotion applications, seriously, did my head in.

    Well done Jon- you are a brave man. Well done Heather – you are a brave woman!

    About Wee

  • http://www.katiemorton.com/ Katie Morton

    Oh dear, yet another post wherein I am reminded of the delights that await me in life, such us dismantled junk. If not for the humor, I think I would have run off to a nunnery by now.

  • Anonymous

    Brilliant!!! I just started reading your blog about 3 months ago, and this is by far my favorite entry. You are a genius writer. Hilarious, I can’t stop laughing.

  • Raschelle

    The vidio at the end is so funny! That is exactly how it is in our family!

  • Badgerbreeze

    Dear Jon, Sorry Buddy I have not laughed this hard in years! Doocey Baby You are the best Thanks for the laugh. You will be better soon Jon, Back in the Saddle Again! Feel it!

  • JLS

    Just remember to be vigilant about the condoms/other-alternate-methods-of-birth-control until he tests ‘in the clear’ (about 3 or four months after the initial vasectomy). My husband had to have a second more…um…more thorough vasectomy since he regenerated around the first one.

  • Dee

    Is this a good time to bring up my friend whose husband had a vasectomy after their fourth child? And then after that, they had their fifth child? No? Okay, I won’t mention it.

    It hardly ever happens. Fuhgeddabouddit.

    Thanks for sharing. Best laugh all day, for sure!

  • http://thislovelyjourney.wordpress.com Anne

    Oh dear God. I am laughing with tears in my eyes… I will be you in a few more months and my husband will be in Jon’s uh… position. I hope to GOD that our time is as spectacularly hilarious (me) and terrifying (him) as yours. Three kiddos planned, one still “in the oven” unplanned, two natural childbirths, one fabulous epidural, it’s HIS TURN dammit. Thanks for the laugh.