Ok Happy Canada everyone. I had both hydroceles removed on June 5 and am coming up on my one month from surgery. Also coming up on my one year from getting a vasectomy.
Today was a very big day. I am finally off all nerve meds and oxy. I am taking the odd T3 but will go off them pretty quickly.
The urologist stripped a lot of scar tissue out during the operation and that took awhile to heal.
So here is the scoresheet so far. Reversal Dr P November denervation Dr P January. Bilateral hydro June with cord strip. Toss in every complication known to man and it was quite the year. I don’t know if there is anything else to cut down there.
For the first time since this all started I am finally coming around. My nerves are starting to show some progress. So much so that I will be off all meds very soon.
I still have what I would call manageable discomfort and occasional pain. But it is nothing like post vas. I cannot tell you how miraculous that feels. Prior to hydro surgery I was having quite a bit of pudendal pain and this was making me suicidal. Don’t want to sound overly dramatic but it was unrelenting and I could not see how the next 50 years were going to play out. I was unable to function unless on heavy pain meds.
A couple breakthroughs that might help others. I started taking nortriptyline as some others in the boards have and it really helped.
Post surgery I have made really good progress off nor and down to three T3s a day. Will taper off those next week.
I can’t thank the board enough.
I know I will have good and bad days from here as well.
My advice for anyone thinking about reversal and denervation etc. I think I was naive to how long the process of recovery takes. Of course I read how others took a year or longer but we all think we’re special.
I am only at the six month mark and I can say it is only recently that I can see a way out of this hell.
My nerves are finally starting to settle. So for anyone reading this process takes much longer than you expect.
Thanks again for all your support. I will keep everyone updated. My prayers go out to everyone as well.