So I got the No-Scalpel snip. Everything seems to have healed fine on the up side. No blood in any other fluids ever. Some swelling… should have stayed off my feet longer, but still. I’m able to work, and my work is intensely physical. So there’s that.
I do have pain though. Lots of it… but I did pain management for migraines when I was a teenager, so I cope well. It sucks tho. I think of my pain in terms of episodes because it starts with a pinch/poke like a knitting needle is being jammed where the cord meets the body 99% of the time it’s on the right. This then radiates out into a dull, ‘just got kicked in the nuts’ feeling. That barfy pain from cords to kidneys, sometimes it goes all the way out to my left side - but rarely. Lasts from a few hours to 2 days.
Generally I get one of these episodes by laying on my side with my knees touching or trying to cross my legs/feet. I’m a skinny guy, so this was always comfortable with the proper adjustment. - I miss it actually. I’m now the chronic manspreader. Also, anything that bounces like running, jogging or bumping my way down a flight of steps.
I was at the Urologist, who seemed dumbfounded (in that bad actor kind of way)… Ultrasound revealed nothing out of place, which was encouraging. Because I had wondered if one day I’d try to do some work related lift or pull and blow out my o-rings, seems like that’s unlikely now. He entertained nerve damage… although “completely unrelated and coincidental” to my vasectomy. If someone dodged responsibility like that in my line of work… he’d be unemployed in minutes!
I’m thinking a viable path might be to avoid seeking surgical options and get some really good underwear (found options in the forum). I’m looking for support, ideas and input about my aching nut cords.