Do not be discouraged with your recovery. I cannot speak from experience as my surgery was done through my perineum but I’m 3 weeks out and I still experience some pain and tenderness in the area. My scrotum was swollen for about a week and a half after my surgery and I still get occasional dull pains there as well. I think one thing we must remind ourselves of is this surgery is a lot for our bodies to absorb. Not too much, but a lot.
You are going to have good days, and bad days. Don’t hesitate to share everything you are feeling with your doc and follow his lead. If he isn’t worried, neither should you.
I too can relate to the painful erections with the catheter in. But the silver lining is that your body is healthy enough to achieve them despite the surgery and all that has happened to your body.
Don’t let your recovery wear on your brain too much, relax and take it day by day.