6th month update
At this stage, I don’t regret having a reversal. A number of problems which I had, have resolved now, but I feel there is still room for additional healing. Pain in the inguinal canal, spermatic cord and dull ache from within the testicle have nearly gone, I’d say 99% resolved at this stage. All prostatitis symptoms have also resolved, and I can urinate like a grown man now. I had prostate tests done, and am slightly elevated at 1.4ng/mL, but still well within the normal range. I have also checked under the microscope recently, and still have swimmers. Alopecia areata has also gone, hair has regrew again, shame they’re very white and it looks a bit silly with white patches in my beard, but this is very least of my concerns.
I still have got some, hard to pinpoint “diffused” ache from the anastomosis site, but it has been slowly improving. It comes and goes throughout the day, but good thing is that it does not stick around. If it weren’t for this, I’d be very happy. Main thing is that I no longer spend all day obsessing about pain, and have started returning to normality. Still haven’t tried any staining exercises, but am able to go for a 3 mile very brisk walk without problems. If anything, this seems to be helping matters. It also made me realise how badly out of shape I became. Last week I have done 100K steps, which is the most I have done in the past 2 years. Excessive sitting and driving for more than 3 hours at a time seems to be inducing pain in the inner thigh for some reason.
My left side, where I had orchiectomy is also improving. Area is no longer painful and numb, but its more tingling now, and I started regaining feeling. Scar tissue is still slightly raised and gets really dry and itchy, but I have started applying silicone strips , and this has improved matters.
All in all, I am cautiously optimistic, and am hopeful for further improvements, and quietly hoping that I will not scar over. Dr Marks mentioned that majority of men scar over within 6 months, so am hoping that I am over the immediate danger. I am still taking NSAIDs and various supplements, and panning to take it for the next 6 months.