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I had my urethroplasty procedure two days ago, with a 4.5cm buccal mucosa graft. There were no complications during the surgery or with anesthesia, and while I didn’t sleep well for my night in the hospital, I was comfortable enough. The graft harvest site in my cheek was much more bothersome than the incision site in my perineum and scrotum. In the morning, my surgeon checked me out and removed the “JP drain” that was collecting blood from the wound and began the process of getting me discharged to go home.
Now home, I’m still pretty comfortable. There is surprisingly little pain or discomfort at the incision site, and with a jockstrap and underwear I feel well secured and the catheter isn’t too uncomfortable. My nighttime erections were fairly painful but bearable. I feel like I slept deeply, which was great. I showered this morning, post op day 2 (not allowed to scrub the incision site), and for the first time got “the lay of the land” — not as scary as I was fearing. My scrotum is not too enlarged, and I don’t seem to have bruising yet. The foley catheter, of course, is pretty weird, but I’m getting used to it. I have been able to eat real food, though I have to be careful because my cheek is so raw and sensitive. I’m on Macrobid, Enablex, and Colace. I have Percocet but haven’t needed it — I’m using ibuprofen for pain control and have since the night in the hospital where I got a little morphine because the mouth pain was too much.
I’m glad to have the procedure behind me and be in the recovery process now.