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I was able to take a shower on Thursday, post-op day 3, which went a long ways in making me feel human again. The swelling started to go down that day as well.
On Friday I got sick to my stomach, which is an unfortunate part of every operation. The anesthesia puts your digestive system to sleep, and the opioids given for pain keep them groggy. Make sure you take stool softeners right away to get things moving. Most of the time you end up with constipation, but sometimes your body goes overboard in its reaction and ends up causing diarrhea to clear the intestines out. Neither is pleasurable.
It’s now Saturday night, and my stomach is beginning to finally settle down. The swelling is really down a lot in my scrotum, but the perinium is still angry looking. Both are somewhat bruised.
Walking is becoming easier, but still not comfortable.
Urinating changes daily as the swelling disappears. At times it aims straight down like it’s supposed to, other times it’s a wonder that it stays in the bowl. The stream is still strong though, and my bladder empties in seconds.