Tomorrow will be five weeks since the surgery, and things continue to improve. The swelling lessens every day, and the incisions are really starting to fade, with only one suture still in place.
The aching feeling in my scrotum is still there, and according to my doctor I can expect it to last for another few months. She said by nine months post-op is should be completely gone.
For those of you considering a urethrostomy, or just had one, the messiness of urinating does go away. Right after the surgery the urine kind of goes everywhere, but somehow always manages to end up in the toilet. That’s only after running onto your legs and butt first. As the swelling goes down that goes away though. At five weeks I don’t have any of that now, and the only thing different from normal is that I sit to go instead of being able to stand.