@Kyvas It’s definitely too much for the one guy. He didn’t know about the site and really just suffered until he got somewhat better. Wasn’t really excited to even talk about it, which makes sense. Who wants to revisit this! The other guy maybe. I’m meeting with him again in a few weeks to chat.
5 months now for me. Severe pain is gone. Numbness and abdomen cramping gone. Feels like congestion; constant ache in the nuts. Still taking NSAIDs, Tylenol, some sleeping med my pain/psyche md gave me (he is great). Papaya powder and alpha lipoic acid the past 2 months. Hard to say if they worked or if the severe pain resolved. Hard to say if pain correlates or is made worse by sex, so maybe not. Sex isn’t painful and it’s actually a short time I’m less aware of the ache. Baths seem to help, at least while I’m in it.
Was able to take a long flight without too much trouble. I’m thankful - even if I have yet to have a day where I feel close to normal, just closer than before. Swimming is another time I feel closest to normal.
So is you are 3/4 months or less and in awful pain, it can get better. Better seems to vary wrt how close to normal. As with everyone, the scary (and hopeful) aspect in the first months is you don’t know what the new normal will be. I can’t imagine living the rest of my life like this, but I hold onto the idea two guys (and more) improved all the way to 12 months. Many do see improvement to some level.