I’ve made some bad decisions in my life, but depending on the future of my recovery, this might be the worst. I’d like to thank the goodfellas that have posted about their journey as I was extremely helpless about 1-2 months ago, when I actually found this site. Below is my personal journey to help others that unfortunately develop(ed) PVPS and how my recovery will go as I have scheduled a Reversal with the PUR clinic on November 13:
Dec '18- Vasectomy completed and was a terrible experience. I felt a lot of “touching” during the procedure and had major nerve pain on the table, mostly on my left side (which has been problematic). The doc stated he gave me double the amount of anesthesia he normally administers and was surprised I was still feeling things. I have a belief that a nerve was touched during this period.
Feb-Mar '19- Visited original vas doc 3 times over the next 2 months. He told me “I have been doing this 24 years and have only had 1 confirmed case of PVPS; I am confident you will not be #2”. First visit, 2 weeks of Celebrex. Felt pretty good while on it, but little sex drive for the most part. Went back and told doc, I think I have Epididymitis. He said, “I doubt it, as it is an infection, and you don’t have the symptoms of the infection.” I asked him how it was treated and he gave me Cipro. That med destroyed my stomach and didn’t help. The last time I went back, he seemed that he thought I was making this stuff up in my head, but as you all know, it is very real. I went from having to masturbate 5-10 times per week, to 1-2 times per week, and it not feeling like I was giving myself any sexual relief. I also had 2 sexual experiences where I had total ED. That maybe happened 1-2 in my life previously and it really affected my confidence.
Apr-Sep '19- Found a new urologist to try and “cure” me. Probably visited this doc 5-6 times over the months. Went on 2 weeks of Celebrex 4 different times, with one full month of Ibuprofen. After 2 ultrasounds, which showed too much blood flow to epididymitis, bilateral hydroceles, and a cyst on my testicle that was filling with fluid, I noticed he was in over his head. The last time I saw him, he offered to inject a nerve block. This actually calmed my nerves and muscle down for about a day, had the best erection I had all year…then my nerves went crazy for a week or so. Nerve vibrations went down to my ankle some days. Tried another sexual experience (with Cialis), ED again. My symptoms can be summed up as testicular dull aches, nerve pain going down my inner thigh/buttocks (left side), back pressure in lower abdomen, aches behind testicle, weakness of pelvic floor muscle, testicle ache when getting “turned on”, weak erections and losing them quickly at times.
Oct’19- Really depressed and hopeless I researched reversal specialists and found the PUR clinic and set up a phone consultation with Dr. P. He looked at my records and asked me a lot of questions that gave him explanation of above. Right there and then, I decided to book the reversal. In the weeks since the consultation, I have been an anxious mess as some days I barely have pain and then there are others that make me want to get it over with. I have had 2 sexual experiences that were good but aided by Cialis. I just had another experience this week that I did not have my “aid” and stopped it before I would have been let down. I am very active, work out 5 days per week, running, cycling, active sports etc. My question is to those who have had serious sexual performance diminish and lower level pain but true PVPS in that area, when were you able to get back to being active again and does the sexual performance get better? Has anyone been in similar situation?
I will post updates post surgery. I will try to have a positive mindset but sometimes the mind overpowers…