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Thanks for all the thoughts during this time. I did indeed have the surgery on Tuesday (26th). The waiting was killer, as my doctor was about 2 hours behind due to a longer than anticipated first procedure. However, they got me in the room, put me under, and off they went. The anestesia worked as advertised so i didn’t remember anything, and had a nice Morphine button at my disposal until i left the hospital (was feeling pretty decent at that time).
When I woke up, both of my hands were fully numb in the thumb, first, and middle fingers. I have a bit of carpal tunnel problems, so what I’m guessing happened was they kept my wrists at a strained angle the whole time. Even today (4 days post surgery) I still have some tingling, but its going down and should be fine.
When you hear about swelling, you might not fully appreciate how bad it is. For me, my sack has inflated to a bit over an orange and is entirely black. The skin is a bit sensitive but my testicles don’t seem to hurt. I think the swelling has started to go down, but I’m not entirely sure. I’ve learned to sit in a couch potato position with an inflatable doughnut under my butt and a towl in the doughnut to support my enourmous and heavy sack. Once I’m going in the day, the pain isn’t too bad and I’ve recently tried weening myself off of the oxycodon.
I have no idea what the taint side of my body looks like. I’ve been too nervous to look at it, and ask my girlfriend to clean it and monitor it for me. It’s sore for sure, but not terrible.
The Foley catheter is being a bitch. I’ve had one in for a breif stint before, so i knew what to expect. However, that still doesn’t make certain things like sleeping any easier. I tend to wake up in enormous pain from the catheter causing my erection to go an uncomfortable direction. I’ve tried a few different ways of sleeping, but it still hurts. Also, last night i managed to sleep walk again and something caused more bleeding in my urethra. Not sure what it is, but i’m nervous that I have caused another stricture to myself.
Erections are working for now. Penis is still sensitive. Body definitely wants to get its energy off despite these uncomfortable things. Far too early to tell if there was any shrinking, ED (unlikely i think), penis deformation, etc.
I haven’t been able to schedule a time to get my foley out yet, although it should be this coming Friday.
Anyway, that’s my update for now. Let me know if you have any questions!