Hey fellas -
I’m one year and two weeks post Vas. Similar to many of you, surgery was cake and short term recovery
was easy and nearly painless. I was “back in the saddle” with the Misses about 7 days after surgery and
all went well.
3 months out - noticed a lump on left side at cut vas. This was accompanied by moderate, day to day groin, ball, stomach pain. Went back to weenie Doc and was given the “its an infection, you need antibiotics!” speech. Finished antibiotics and NSAID course and felt temporary relief.
4-6 weeks later, pain was back. weenie Doc said lump is just scar tissue and i should have not opted out of titanium clips. I asked him why the right side was fine, he said, I got lucky. At about 6 months post surgery, I started hitting a local Korean Spa, once a week and would use the facilities for at least 2-4 hours for the purpose of relaxing and unwinding from my work week (hot pool, steam sauna, dry sauna, etc)
Coincidentally, the spa usage helped alleviate a lot of my PVPS. I figured this out after I stopped going completely, for other reasons.
About 3-4 weeks of NO spa usage and the pain came on with a vengeance : after sex/ejac, pain was
a 6-8 for about two hours (leg, abdomen, lower back and of course nutsack). Trouble falling asleep or being woken mid sleep from pain. And of course, a slight, yet increasing psychological aversion to sex. Which as we all know completely goes against our nature!
Set up appt. with Dr Werthman last week and then found this board and cancelled said appt.
Although I feel desperate at times, I cannot put up with anymore quackery/fuckery from weenie Docs.
Just started papaya seed, 2 tsp daily. And will be resuming weekly spa visits. My gut feeling tells me
stay away from surgery unless its a life or death matter from this point forward. With spa (and hopefully papaya seed) and possibly some scrotal stretching as recently read on the forum, I think I can
get the pain down to an acceptable level / frequency. With that said, i think a big part of the battle is acceptance that its highly unlikely we will return to our pre vas self. Fingers crossed and ill keep you guys posted of any long term improvements from alt therapy