I don’t think everyone who has a reversal ends up back in pain. There are a couple people on the old Yahoo board for whom it really helped and they just don’t post on here anymore.
Time can be your friend after both procedures (vas and reversal) but it can also be your enemy. For some time makes everything settle down.
For me after vasectomy it was like a frog in a pot of boiling water. My symptoms got worse and worse with each passing year. By the end I was in so much pain I had to do something. I was “okay” right after the vasectomy. If it had been bad immediately, which it wasn’t, I would have known it was due to vasectomy and would have been screaming bloody murder.
I didn’t have any choice by year 5, I would have committed suicide if I didn’t do anything and I chose reversal because I had one bout of epididymitis where the back of my testicle swelled up like a giant slug and it so disgusted me I just wanted to get things flowing again.
Had I never gotten epididymitis who knows what I would have done.
I will say this. After my reversal my left side, which was my bad side before reversal became my good side and my right side became my bad side.
Heres the thing: Over time, after the reversal, the right side has settled down nicely. Time was my friend on that side and it doesn’t give me any problems. The left side was great and then something catastrophic happened at month 10 1/2 and I had a huge spike in pain, which then settled down and then drifted worse to a point where it really bugs me again.
Is it as bad as before reversal? Not even close. Is it bad. Yes it can be bad, like a piece of sand in your eye bad. You can’t quite get comfortable. I have strange odd moments where I am pain free though.
You need to be patient.
When you have to act you’ll know because you will be in agony. I was in agony. I was afraid to go to sleep because when I got erections in my sleep it hurt so bad I would wake up with so much burning pain my heart would be pounding.
Yeah, the fucker that did this to me told me 1 in 1000 then 1 in 3000 and then he said he never saw anyone with an issue.
I should have run out the door and told my wife to stuff it when he said that.