After much thinking, I came to the conclusion that I will be going ahead with the reversal. This decision has not been easy to make, as I am fully aware of all the dangers and that the long term effects are a luck of the draw, but my gut feeling is telling me to do it. If anything, I know reversal is not a magic cure, so I am realistic about it, but mentally I will be in a much happier place knowing that I have tried.
During my PVPS journey, I have gained knowledge mainly thanks to the relentless badgering and messaging other forum members, who shared their experience and provided guidance - feel nothing but love and massive appreciation for you guys!
In recent weeks, my disabling pain in the inguinal canal / spermatic cord and constant 7/10 ache in the groin has subsided a lot, to the point where on a good day, apart for a heavy feeling in the testicle, I am nearly pain free, and now I am pretty certain, that the source of my trouble is pressure and inflamed epididymis. I believe that apart for giving it time, this improvement was also achieved by going on a low inflammation diet, taking vitamins, herbal supplements with papaya seeds and doing pelvic floor exercises.
Unfortunately sex still cause a dull ache inside the testicle and epidydimis sometimes for a few hours to a day afterwards. My libido and testosterone levels are also very low, and I am very quietly hoping that the reversal will change that.
My only concern is that the reversal might be doomed from the start, as for some reason, I have this nagging feeling that my epididymis might have been damaged by cycling.
If it comes to it, and my reversal fails due to the blockage or scarring later on, I believe I have the knowledge necessary to manage this condition. Ideally, I would’ve liked to try TRT before reversal, but due to the restrictions imposed here, this is not possible at this time. For now, I am trying to remain positive and hopeful that the reversal will bring at least a partial relief.
If you could share any tips for recovery after the operation, I’d really appreciate it. Sending big man-hugs to all of you!