October 26, 2017 at 2:57 am #1564
Well, it’s been 8 weeks since my surgery, and everything seems to be progressing fine. Still some mild soreness around the incision and lower scrotum, and some swelling too. Walking isn’t a problem as far as this surgery goes, it’s my legs from the cancer operation that limits me. I’m up to almost two miles though, so it’s not too bad.
At this point I’m happy with the decision I made, and I’ve only stood over the toilet once to urinate before remembering that I can’t stand anymore. That could’ve been messy, lol
ClaytonNovember 12, 2017 at 11:09 am #1575
Hope all is well. I am glad things are going well for you. Are you back to work?
I have been super busy at work and was waiting to finally get in for laser surgery on my prostate. It looks like it was a success. The surgery wasn’t too bad with minimal discomfort and bleeding so far. One night in the hospital and home.
gregNovember 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm #1577
I’m not back to doing construction yet, probably won’t even bother until spring, but I’m doing a little better each day. Being bedridden all summer really atrophied my muscles. My urethral surgery is still doing fine though. Still some soreness if I sit on harder surfaces for too long, but the swelling is really coming down. I still have a tiny bit of discomfort from the suprapubic site, but it’s nearly gone now. I think it’s just the nerves recovering.
I’m really glad to hear that your procedure went well. It’s certainly given your last sugery plenty of time to heal.
ClaytonNovember 14, 2017 at 11:23 am #1579
I still have tenderness at the incision site and I am three months out. Nothing bad but my surgeon said it will fade over time. Take it easy as long as you can. I know I tire more easily now, and with the second bout of anesthesia the cycle will be starting over.
I switched jobs within my company and I am a little busier than before. I certainly notice it.
Looking forward to Thanksgiving and lots of rest!
gregDecember 19, 2017 at 10:41 am #1616
I went for my (slightly over) three month follow-up today. Getting there was interesting, because we had to drive past where the Amtrak train just derailed. It crashed onto the southbound lanes, and we were headed north, but it still took us twice as long to get there. The hospital was great though, and got me in right away, despite the fact that I was an hour late.
The visit went well. My flow rate was fine, and the surgeon said that the incisions were healing great. He said the old way of doing the surgery had a high success rate, but they would sometimes see the opening close back up some. With the new technique they never see that though, so he said he doesn’t see me ever having to have any further treatments. Great news at the end of a horrible year.
ClaytonDecember 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm #1620
Good for you! I know this has been a crazy mixed up year for all of us. We’ve all had highs and lows and it is great to end on a high. I hope the new year is a successful one for you (and all the fellow travelers on this path)!
I’m headed home after a business trip and vacation till the new year. I’ll see my urologist soon. Plan is to remove my suprapubic and start on intermittent self cath to help with retention do to my extended bladder. Not perfect but hey I can now pass urine like a 12 year old so that what I focus on.
Well wishes for the holidays and I hope the fat red guy brings you what you wish for!December 21, 2017 at 1:52 pm #1622
Thanks. Yeah, mine didn’t turn out exactly the way I wanted either, but I’m still grateful, especially knowing how badly it could’ve been.
It should be nice getting rid of the suprapubic anyway. It was a little nerve-wracking for me, since I learned to rely on it, and it some ways I almost hated to lose it. After it was gone though, I realized how much of a bother it really was.
Happy holidays to you too!
ClaytonMay 9, 2018 at 9:06 am #1742barryParticipant
How are you doing with the perineal urethrostomy? I have a penile stricture and I am considering one as I am not crazy about the prospect of an extensive 2 stage urethroplasty. YhanksJune 4, 2018 at 6:29 pm #1789barryParticipant
Hoping to get an update from Clayton on his perineal urethrostomy.
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