Thanks for the update. That is great. Glad you are doing so well and that this solution worked for you.
I’ve also noticed a number of men will get the 1st stage of the 2 stage procedure and won’t go through with the 2nd stage because they are happy and don’t want to risk it.
Did your doctor mention that this long term success rate of your procedure is very high? it seems to be quite high from what I read.
I am preparing to undergo the 1st of 2 stages with Dr. Gelman at UCI Irvine. Flew across the country to visit him a few weeks ago and he placed a suprapaubic catheter in me and wants me to use it for 3 months until early January so my urethra can “rest” and any stricture can fully develop before he operates.
His success rates with buccal grafts in 2 stage procedures are 90%+ but I am still nervous because someone born with hypospadias, I don’t have the best native tissues. Thankfully, my stricture appears to be pretty short from what I can tell. It’s located between mid shaft (my original opening as a child) and where I urinate from just under the glans (where they repaired me and extended my original opening).