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Walking is not too bad. I am trying to increase it everyday. I live in an old house with lots of stairs. They are a little bit of a challenge. I can definitely feel the incision, but it doesn’t hurt, just a little discomfort. I really don’t have much pain tolerance, so the fact that I am managing with Tylenol is a good indication. If I had known last week how it would turn out, I would have been way less stressed. I’m trying to walk more each day. I feel fairly strong, but I do notice I still tire pretty quickly. With the minimal activity I get it is pretty telling. I am normally a 6-7 hours a night sleeper when working. There is no way normally I could sleep 8-10 hours. My body is talking to me and I am trying to listen.
You were spot on about the weird twinges and itchy almost vibration like feelings in the incision area. I am also starting to get some fairly uncomfortable night erections. Years ago when I had a dilation with an indwelling catheter for 4 weeks, I remember waking to painful erections. Thankfully they go away fairly quickly, but looking froward to having the catheter out.
The graft area is healing well. It still feels weird with my tongue and a little sore when I eat. Again if I had known how little it would hurt…
I passed my week mark today. Two weeks from tomorrow I go for catheter removals and VCUG. This reminds me of when I had laser eye surgery. I live so long with glasses and contacts that it was hard to imagine seeing like normal people. I feel the same way about urinating normally. I cannot remember what it is like to do it normally. I hope to be surprised.
So when do you go for your procedure?