@vasregret, @jsh, and anyone else that want my take here, rather than write a new post, here’s something I told another a while back.
How were my first few weeks? I’d say they sucked.
My second time around I was more mentally prepared, but still not enough. My second time around was much easier than my first. My redo recovery was nearly flawless far as healing.
I’m a bit different in the sense that I took celebrex and tramadol as needed, without having a big guilt complex about it. I did what I had to do, and wasn’t drooling on myself either. Never turned into some pill addict, zombie, or any such a thing.
It’s a long time known to keep the nerves at bay with something as you heal, over time, through rough patches, etc. Reasoning is, to keep the nerve receptors/pathway’s from 'locking open". Some doc’s use gabapentin specifically for just this purpose. I don’t do well w them pharmas, or antidepressant type drugs in general.
It takes a long time to get into the “all around better days” post reversal for the majority.
6 months of healing, and thinking about it daily will easily drain a man mentally. Been there, done that, and seen it happen to far to many. 6 months-ish is a popular time for many post reversal guys to start reporting all around “better days”. Some a little sooner, some a little later, but that’s my take on it.
With any luck, month by month, you should make progress.
Some of the best success stories I know of started out like the majority. Pain, new pains, etc, and that lasted for months, upon months, and we all worry, worry, worry, optimism was fading, but many made it. It just sucks getting there.
I was just like I described above. I took celebrex daily for months, and occasional tramadol, and/or Tylenol. Sometimes I took a lot of both just to make it through work (I do physical type work).
I am also like others in the sense that, I continued to make progress over time/years past 6~ months. I went through a rough time when my reversals failed, but it took months to catch up with me. Even then, I still made progress over the years. I never leaked sperm, no granuloma formations, nothing of the sort post reversal/s.
My advice is as I’ve always said, and learned to do myself over time (the hard way). Keep yourself occupied mentally and physically with something. Projects, new hobbies, gaming systems, anything. I think the more active you stay, the better off you will do, but don’t over do it to soon. You will know your overdoing it if it hurts, especially if it hurts for lengths of time afterwards (hours/days).
Guys reporting cured, or anything remotely close to it shortly after reversal has been a rarity far as what I’ve seen, and all the guys I’ve talked to. It think it wears many down far before they get to feeling better. Most guys I know of took 6-14+ months to finally get on with their lives again.
Bottom line, get to the 6~ month mark, and evaluate your progress.