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Hey guys, had my urethroplasty done Tuesday with Dr. Vanni at the Lahey clinic in Burlington, Mass. Everything went great as they had to take a 3cm graft from inside my cheek to make the patch. I woke up in zero pain, completely out of it but no pain and haven’t had much since. My cheek just feels numb and my incision site just feels uncomfortable.
My night in the hospital was uneventful as they gave me enough pain meds to knock me out for a good night’s sleep. Dr came in @ 6am to remove my JP drain as i put my pillow over my face because I didn’t want to look. Said everything looked great, helped me stand up to get dressed and I was good to go.
Now home, I took the first shower today very gently and feel much better. I very carefully surveyed my privates and I’d say the swelling is only to that of a tangerine, with no bruising.
I’ve been trying to cut back on the oxycodone and my bladder spasms have not been bad either. They routed the catheter up towards my belly button which has made a TREMENDOUS difference in terms of comfort. I barely know it is there. In the past I have always had it routed to the side.
Overall this experience has been extremely positive so far. I’ll be checking in again as the weeks progress but wanted to say thank you to ken and everyone who has posted here as well as Dr. Vanni and his chief resident Dr. Faust @ the Lahey clinic. The fact that they do 2-3 of these a week obvious makes them experts. I highly recommend them for not only their skill but their bedside manner as well.