I haven’t voted yet because I’m still a work in progress. However, I figured it might help someone out there to hear where I’m at.
I had a reversal in June after suffering from congestion after a vasectomy in March. I would consider my symptoms at the time as severe, although I don’t know how anyone really knows how they compare to other patients. All I know for sure is that my pain was debilitating (pain limited to testicles). I couldn’t perform simple tasks like going to the grocery store. Running or jumping were totally out of the question. At times I was near suicidal from a severe aching pain that wouldn’t go away regardless of what pain meds I would try.
My reversal was performed on June 5th. June and July were rough, putting it mildly. August started to show some signs of improvement. By mid-September, I felt like things were turning a corner.
Now, in mid-October, I feel as though I have a real chance of being pain free. I met with a Dr who really understands this in late September (not the surgeon who performed my reversal). He stated that patients typically see improvement over 6-9 months after reversal before plateauing. If that is true, I should expect to see some continued improvement.
I realize there aren’t a whole lot of success stories on here. I really think that anyone who becomes pain free won’t want to revisit the subject. I know I’ve been hesitant to visit this site for that reason.
If your pain is primarily testicular after a vesectomy, I would be an example of the ~85% who see improvement after reversal. While it is a frustratingly slow recovery, I’ve gotten back to what I view as a high quality of life. I’m working out, golfing, walking, and boating. I’m planning on trying to run next month which represents one of the hurdles to clear.
I truly feel for those still suffering and hope you find something that works. Hopefully my story helps someone out there who’s situation is similar to mine.