Well, I thought I would give a quick update to my situation. It’s now been roughly 3 and a half years since my vasectomy. And I have to say that I am probably at about 98%. I typically have 0 to very minimal pain every day. And when I say minimal, I mean maybe a .5 for at most a minute. The majority of my gains have been over the past 6 months.
It has been a lot of stretching and pelvic floor exercises, walking, and reducing weights and length of gym time at first. I reduced everything except for the stretches, about 6 months ago. I added in light weights and walking, making sure I stretched every day after doing so. Then I started to increase things incrementally on the amount of walking and the amount of weights. I am happy to say that I am at a point now, 6 months later, where I can jog at least a mile (could go longer, but my conditioning is still working up to it), can bench 250 pounds again and do heavy weights on every machine. Again, I do have some minimal pain sometimes, but it is nothing different than what you would normally get from an intense workout. The difference now, is that the pain goes away.
If I had to guess, I would say it had a lot to do with relaxing the pelvic muscles and letting them stretch out again. My hope now is that I can increase my distance in running, and continue the path I am going, without any setbacks.
So for those that have had pain for a long period of time, even years…there is hope!!!