First of all, I’m not a doctor. I just know a lot about this stuff via personal experience, and educating myself over the last 7+ years. I’ve been around the block perse, talked w a lot of guys in them years, have read every single post in forums like this one, and in others, have done a lot of homework, etc, etc.
You mentioned you are not great at retaining information quickly, on that note, please take your time in educating yourself before you do anything else. It may take some time to absorb it all, but I’m sure you will get there. What do you have to loose by doing that?
Personally, I’m with you, I think you’ve been messed up worse by your vas to epi reversal. I’m not sure if you ever suffered solely from congestive pvps. Many guys suffer from a mix of both congestion, and neuropathic pain, and/or possibly one, or the the other.
Prior to your reversal, it’s possible you didn’t suffer from pvps period. It’s possible you had another condition such as orchitis, etc. I’m not thinking so, but all other ideas, and conditions should be considered. It’s even possible you were suffering from multiple conditions, including pvp/s.
Far as I’m concerned, your reversal surgeon does not know much about reversals for pvps patients. Perhaps he/she does not know much about pvp, pvps, neuropathic pain, nerve damage, etc. IDK.
How he/she didn’t know a vas to epi reversal is not recommended for PvP/s guys, and is more risky period is beyond me. It makes me think he/she just went with what made partial sense, hasn’t been around the block, hasn’t done their homework, and did it to you. Perhaps you were the first, IDK. I’m not thinking your outcome was intentional.
How do you get out of this mess? That’s gets very complicated, and will likely be trivial. Beyond seeing another pvps doc, here’s some ideas.
Personally, I’m not thinking papaya seed powder therapy will help you, but I think it’s worth a try. You can read all about it in several dedicated threads on this site. From dosage, frequency of doses, for how long, who else has posted about their experience with it, etc. If you take it seriously, it should help you like a tool, or with a partial diagnosis, etc, etc. If you can take the back pressure out of the equation, I think you get where I’m going with this.
There are many tricks, meds, supplements, natural NSAID’s, etc to be read about in many threads here. What works for one, may not work for another.
Some have had good luck with alpha lipoic acid (ALA) for neuropathic pain. I know of several that have had success with it, and you can read all about it with a simple Google search, or even a search here. I recommend you search both places.
I’m not sure what to say, or who to recommend you to. There are several pvps docs mentioned in this forum to consider. Theres even a list of them in a library here.
I’m just going to fall back on what I said in my first paragraph. Educate yourself before you rush into anything, or believe anyone. Try to fully understand what you are getting yourself into before you ever commit to anything surgical again. Nothing is risk free.
There’s so much to be read on this website. Use it to your advantage. That said, you still have a very tricky, and trivial road ahead of you.
If you have any further questions for me, ask away.
Go slow, and good luck.