The pain actually wasn’t bad. Pictures I saw online and the thought of the surgery made me anticipate it would be bad but I was fine with just taking Advil after.
I stayed home from work for a week and returned the next week. I have a desk job as a programmer so I didn’t have to do anything very physical. I still took it easy and watched how I sat and still had a cath to deal with until the bulbar stricture repair healed. I didn’t have to use any sort of donut or other sitting aid.
I think 6 weeks was the recommended period before intercourse and by that time the graft had healed nicely. Ejaculation was unchanged with the exception of being more forceful (since it wasn’t obstructed by stricture) and the new exit point which was near the base of the penis where the opening/graft started. There was no difference in sensation at all.