10th month update
Although still not 100% pain-free, but in much better place now. On a good day, pain levels hover just below what I can register, maybe 1 or 0.5. I tend to get 1 bad day in a week, where it hurts from the back of the testicle, all the way to the waistline. When this happens, I also get some diffused ache around the area where the jeans pocket is, but this pain tends to be what I use to have at my best. At this stage, my prostatitis symptoms have not returned, have not felt hernia like pains and my urination is strong. Sex drive has also came back, I have noticed that I get aroused more often throughout the day, and sex itself has become satisfying again. I still ache ever so slightly after intercourse for around 20 mins, but it’s very minor. Rather than a couple of miserable drops as I had just before reversal, ejaculate volume has definitely increased, and it comes out at a decent pressure. I am not back to pre-v levels, but I’d say 75% there.
A couple of weeks ago, I have stopped taking naproxen, but pain levels increased quickly, and have started having aches in the hamstring, all the way to my knee, and felt tingling around my foot. I have also noticed a substantial drop in numbers under the microscope, so have restarted NSAIDs again, and pains dropped, and numbers have climbed up again. I will carry on taking NSAIDs for another couple of months as I tolerate them well, and I also take stomach lining pills in the morning to protect from any negative side effects…
I have started going to the gym, did some gentle jogging lately which made me realise how out of shape I became. I am able to go for a 7-10 mile brisk walk without inducing any additional pains and am quietly hoping for a continued improvements. At this stage, am concerned about scarring over, but hoping that if I got so far, chances of scarring might be diminishing.
I will get SA and Testosterone tests done at 1 year anniversary, and will post another update.