Thanks for the update NC79! I hope things keep trending in the right direction.
Day 16 update
I have a sack of fluid on the right hand side above my testicle that is going down very slowly. There may be scar tissue all around the area too, and that testicle is high and kind of mixed up in the mess . The whole area is tight and compressed and I’m not really sure what is what over there. The left side is essentially normal now.
I’ve only gotten nocturnal erections twice in the last 8 days, after getting it once during the first 7. So I’m 3/15 right now. The sensation has returned to my penis. Everything still feels a little off some how, but I think I’m about 90% on the sensation. It’s still difficult to get an erection quickly. I can achieve one through thoughts alone or through physical stimulation, but it takes a good 30+ seconds and extra focus. Gone are the not very distant days of a 2-second erection. The only way I seem capable of achieving an erection is through slowly building it.
Sex has gone well. There isn’t any pain during ejaculation and it stays erect for a good time after orgasm now. I think my libido has improved although it never tanked at any point.
My knees still pop (something that never happened a single time before vas) and one day the tissues were making weird stretching noise when I walked. This happened post vas too and, while the popping has continued ever since, the tissue noises passed both times. I’m hoping it’s a sign of a hormonal change (hormones shutting off post vas and now turning back on post reversal). The tingling sensation in my arms and legs has not returned, so I’m hoping I"m past the autoimmune stuff, although my knees appear to have been damaged to the point of weakening regardless.
My new issues, which are a lightning shock in my feet when I walk and a subtle numbness in my feet, toes, and fingers have continued. Neither is unbearable, and the lightning shock feels like a mild version of one of those prank handshake buzzers now. I slept without a wedge between my knees last night and woke up with aching testicles. The lightning shock was much more intense too, so I wonder if there is a direct nerve connection between the two areas that was agitated.
My voice has returned! Stronger, deeper, and almost zero frog in the throat feeling. This is a significant victory in itself, but especially since it is tangible proof of improved hormone functioning.
Overall, I would say the reversal has gone about as well or even slightly better than I anticipated at this point, although the jury is still out and I’m concerned about how the right side is going to end up.
I’m very grateful I was able to get my reversal done about a week and a half before the hospital stopped allowing those surgeries. I feel for those of you who had your procedures or plans for procedures nixed and I do think about you all and wish you the best.
I’ll continue to post occasional updates. Take care all!