I had my appt with Dr Lee Cheng Zhao at NYU Langone back on August 21, which included a cystoscopy.
-The scoping went good, much better than my initial back in 2014 at the local hospital, where they tried to jam the thing past the stricture, into my bladder.
-Flow tests of course showed weak stream, but I did empty my bladder (surprisingly).
-I will require a buccal mucosal graft Urethroplasty per Dr. Zhao. He told me I should have no problem returning to my desk job a week post op. He advised he does Urethroplasty’s 120 times per yr roughly, which would put it around 2 per week (which makes me very confident in his abilities, at a 90% success rate I might add).
Could anyone fill me in on what to expect here, for the following 15 days post-op? I’m hoping to have this procedure done on a Friday, then have the next 9 days off before returning to work. My hang up is a 1 hr flight to get back home, which will be tricky. I unfortunately can’t get additional time off of work, as it is a new job and this will be all the time accrued by mid October.
I talk on the phone for a living, what will mouth pain be like following the buccal graft? I’ve seen a lot of people post on these forums that they are planning on this procedure, but then never follow up. I always assume no news as good news on this forum, but I am hoping someone could help me out here with mental preparation.
I used to be scared of the idea of a surgery like this, but since I am 24, I have my whole life ahead of me and can’t wait to get this out of the way.