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Luke — Not to sound like a broken record, but I have to agree with what was said by everyone. In fact, if anyone is reading this looking for advice on urethroplasty, probably THE most important thing is to find a Male Urethral Reconstructive Specialist who has performed this procedure at least 100 times (this is my take at least). My first surgeon was fearful of performing it and I’m very glad I did my research and found someone well versed in urethroplasty. He didn’t give me a number, but said it’s easily over 500 (30 years of experience in primarily performing urethral surgery).
I’m still in my recovery (2-weeks) so I don’t know for sure how this will turn out. My doc has cleared me to go back to work already. I have a desk job as well, and I am fully comfortable with sitting up for long periods of time. If anything, I’ll just leave work early. I’ve been going a bit stir crazy with all this sitting around! Also, from what I’ve read, it can take upwards of a year for everything to heal. That being said, you should honestly be feeling fine enough to get back to work two or three weeks in IMO. My experience is with a Bulbar 1cm stricture repaired using anastomotic techniques.