That’s great news! Glad to hear you are making progress. I think you will continue to improve.
I was in pretty rough shape through 6 months, and then gradually started getting better after I started stretching. I don’t stretch as much as I probably should these days, though I still try at least once a day. The dull ache is almost a non-issue at this point, though I am still on the amitryptaline… 25mg/day. I’d like to get off of it soon, or at least scale back. I am assuming you are not taking this, which is also a good sign, that you are improving without meds. I am not sure if the meds ever really helped that much anyway… besides taking the edge off and making me sleep really hard. One variable at a time. I am also able to lift a lot more and I don’t have to sit on my donut pillow all the time. That is a big improvement for me over the last month.
I really think you’re on your way. I am glad you started the stretches sooner than later! Keep it going and you’ll be running soon. Just take it easy and don’t over do it.
Where this vas issue used to occupy my mind almost all of my waking hours, I hardly think about it anymore. I still wonder how many people this affects that consider themselves active. I did a big bike ride the day before my procedure, and I always wondered if I would have experienced all of this had I kept my muscles loose and relaxed. Anyway, take it easy and thanks for reporting the good news!