So I’m 6 weeks post-vasectomy and having pretty severe groin pain any time I sit or walk too much (so basically every work day since my job is sitting in meetings or walking to/from meetings for 8 hours straight, all while wearing formal business attire.)
A little history: The first 2-3 weeks after the surgery were pretty bad. I didn’t have noticable swelling, but I had a lot pain, and a lot of blood in my semen 2 weeks after the surgery. I convinced the nurses to schedule a visit with the urologist. He put me on antibiotics. 10 days later, I was done the antibiotics and the blood was gone. Yay!
By about 4 weeks post-vas, nearly all the scrotal/testicular pain was gone. It only really hurt after prolonged sitting, walking, or exerting myself. I don’t get that “kicked in the nuts” feeling when I move too quickly or things get jostled. Yay!
But now at 6 weeks, I still occasionally (OK, daily) have this searing pain like someone is shoving two hot soldering irons into my groin, a couple inches above and to the side of my penis on both sides. This is every day, except when I have the opportunity to lay around the house in sweatpants and do nothing (read: never). It starts mid-morning and gets worse and worse as the day progresses. By dinner time I need a drink in my hand and an ice pack on my groin.
Sex used to be great but now is just OK. It starts out good and I can orgasm but there’s not much euphoria when I climax. It’s just like… ok thats done. Meh.
Also, I have to stand at the toilet for like 30 seconds after I pee because I have no bladder control at that point. I think I’m done, and a few seconds later pee just dumps out with no feeling or control at all.
Having said all that, I do feel like I’m healing and things are slowly getting better. I’m just frustrated at how slow this has been. I’m pretty sure I won’t get to run or ride a bike (things I love to do) this year. Swimming is pretty much my only exercise now, and the weather has been shitty for the last several weeks so I’ve only gotten to swim 3 times.
Just wanted to rant and share my pain, maybe see if anyone has advice for the specific things I’m dealing with. I’m also curious if anyone has any meditation tips. I feel like I’m unconsciously making the pain worse or something. Like it catches my attention and even though I’m not trying to think about it, somehow my body is creating extra tension in that area as a response to the discomfort, and that makes it even worse.
Or maybe I’m just going crazy.