Thought I would use this as a diary for myself and others. Had vas June 27 first 4 days seemed like it was supposed to be. I took it easy. Vas was done on a Friday by the next Thursday things are getting quite painful.
By Friday I am starting to freak out this is now different more extreme pain. Drive myself to ER at 10 just to be safe.
I had to stand in line since I have no visible issues this is excruciating. Also Calgary has a Stampede so this is like our Mardi Gras so I am at ER with a million drunks who have been beaten up and are inadvertently jostling me.
Get to see Doc I show him that I now have a third testicle. He immediately gets me a morphine shot and says I will need it for ultrasound.
Ultrasound is done and the technician asks me to wait in room. She then brings back specialist and they both say wow we can see why you are in pain.
Monday back to vas doc he thinks granuloma gives me antibiotic and Percocet. I go to a condo short distance from Calgary for family summer vacation.
I am now taking Percocets like tic tacs spend most nights moaning in pain and sit in hot tub with kids. Keep being stoic but as soon as we’re home I get fast tracked to urologist. Pain is pretty much constant with horrible spikes in between.
Uro says he hates vasectomies they interfere with the physiology too much as he is feeling my nuts. He says I have several granulomas and needs me to bed rest. Prostate is enlarged as well but thinks that is just a reaction to everything else.
It has now been three weeks where I haven’t worked because of this. He gives me flomav toradal and tells me to get pain meds from GP. He says I should turn a corner soon. He said if he could hang me upside down for 4 days it would clear.
I tell work I have a problem but my job means I can work remote. I lay in bed on strict bed rest for three solid weeks. The pain from the vas cuts subside but my right testicle constantly goes through waves of pain to extreme pain. Once in awhile my left testicle joins the party.
Typical day is taking long release oxy vimovo cipro and hot bath in morning. Hang out read watch kids doing there stuff help as much as I can without lifting. By 3 I have to take another 10 mg oxy. Things get much worse at night. Some nights ok some in ball with pillow between legs.
At 2 1/2 months go off oxy to T3s because I thought there was some improvement. After about three days I realize oxy was masking pain rather than an improvement. Getting by on T3s but really cranky and exhausted.
Did some meetings at work I could last till about 1 then I would race home grab a handful of pain meds (mostly too many ) lay in bed in a ball scanning internet for anything about PVP.
Still 8 days away from magical 3 month chronic date. Back on oxy if I don’t take my pain gets ahead of me and I am taking way too much pain meds to catch it.
Next week I start back to work for real. Team has scheduled meetings in mornings etc. Pain is still CONSTANT without meds I would be at home in bed ALL DAY. As it is I spend all day in bed when I don’t need to work or be somewhere.
Left epi has many lumps but testcle not so sore. Right epi and testi really sore just not interested in resolving. Every once in awhile I still get what I call a blowout. Feels like a Klingon pain stick is being jabbed in there.
Back to my original question. If I had even a little relief I would give resolution on its own a shot. But in present state that would mean shutting down business and life for 9 months. So after financial ruin by waiting ( the uro cure) they would suggest going to go to PUR.
I have quite a high pain tolerance but I can wait on biking sex and skiing but I literally can’t work because of this.
Some of you asked for a more complete description of what is going on there it is.
Did most of you have pain to this degree? I can’t imagine giving this another 9 months or maybe 2 years.
I think those examples must have had much less discomfort than I am experiencing.