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Swelling has gone down every day so far. My scrotum is still rather large, but it has wrinkles back and is changing color from black to purple/pink. Hands are fine and no longer tingling. I have noticed that I’ve lost sensitivity in my scrotum, but I think that’s expected with this much swelling. I also have found that skin near the incision areas are completely numb. Again, this seems normal and I will continue to monitor it.
Erections are still going on whether I want them or not. Unfortunately, I think they are becoming a problem since I wake up with great pain multiple times per night. I am also blaming the erections for my continual bleeding from my penis. It’s not a lot of blood, generally about two drops I have to clean off the catheter a few times a day, but I’m concerned that this is a sign of damage inside the urethra. Can not wait to get this Foley out.
Foley should be coming out this Friday (6th). Although I will be asking my doc if I can get it out early — again due to the pain and bleeding from erections. My size still seems fine. Again, maybe 90% of what it was before, but all in all it’s still a decent size so that’s ok.
Woke up with massive main this morning when I have involuntary spasms at my perineum. I’m hoping this is just due to some strain that has been placed on it from Foley erections. We’ll see I guess.
Still no poop.. It’s been about a week now since I last pooped and I’m a little worried. I’ve now taken fiber supplicants that usually give me the runs, a couple stool softeners that have always worked in the past, and two maximum strength laxative tabs that gave me gas but nothing else… I’m going to be giving the laxatives another shot and maybe I can gain some headway. It’s a rather strange problem to have, but constipation could REALLY be a problem here.
Overall I think this is going well. I’ll keep you posted.