I posted this in another thread, but I figured I would make a dedicated thread for my reversal recovery updates.
So, quick update as I just got home and settled. I will post a much more thorough update later in the week after I go through my wife’s notes and I have a follow up virtual visit in a couple days.
I wanted to hit the highlights now though.
Left side (Non hydrocelectomy side): My granuloma was fairly large, and had adhered to the side of my spermatic cord through/around blood vessels. From what my wife was told he was able to remove this, I will correct later if this isn’t isn’t the case.
I had Lots of scar tissue on the left side and that was surprising to him as this side didn’t have the hydrocele.
Backed up with quite a bit of sperm, but not as much as the right side.
Right side: LOTS of scar tissue, not surprising as I had the hydrocelectomy on this side He had to remove a lot of scar tissue to free up the vas for the connection.
The Dr. said when he cut the right testicular end of the vas deferens the sperm was so backed up it was like I ejaculated.
He said if my wife and I were doing this for fertility he would be really excited.
I have pictures of the connections, but I don’t think I’ve got any of the granuloma (wish I did). I’ll ask if they took any during the virtual visit.
Pain is very manageable at the moment. I’m going to refrain from saying much about it right now and wait a few days to see how I feel.
I will say my left side does hurt much more than the right side currently and the worst of it is “pulses” of periodic pain That shoot up the cord and originate at the original location of the granuloma. I also would say I don’t hurt any more or less from the vasectomy, but I’m going to gauge this a week or so out and compare because I know how bad I was hurting several days out, and I would say it’s currently less pain than after my hydrocelectomy.
I have not looked at anything since they wrapped everything up tight and I’ve got an athletic supporter on.
Hoping I don’t do anything to cause a hematoma and hoping nothing adheres to scar tissue or heals wonky. You guys send good vibes my way!
Edited: after checking my wife’s notes, I had the right and left sperm amount swapped. The right side was more backed up than the left. Which makes sense because the right epi was more achey/sore. Fixed the above to be accurate.