I'm planning to have a vasectomy soon. For those of you who have already done this ... How long should I expect the recovery time to be before the soreness and swelling goes away? I have heard anything from 2 days to 2 months. My brother said he had a pretty long recovery time - he was out of work for maybe two weeks (is that normal?). Also, how long before I can safely start having sex again after the operation? Also, did insurance pay for your operation? I'm more nervous about this than I probably should be.