i went back to my consultant today due to the ache I have been having. Had a thorough examination including prostate and all is fine. Could be anxiety related. Could be nerve damage. I’m having a perinium uultrasound just to put my mind at rest. He said I will know if my stricture returns as I will experience all the symptoms I used to get before the urethroplasty
Have been having some strange feelings down below the past 4 or 5 days. I can only describe it as prostatitis to be honest (I suffered from this on occasions before my urethroplasty). An ache between my legs that I can feel inside. It seems to come on when I have been walking the dogs. I have had my scar checked by my partner and he says it looks normal. I have been experiencing some strange feelings inside my urethra almost like it is vibrating/spasming? My flow or frequency of urination hasn’t changed. Its just getting me a tad worried. I’m going to contact my GP tomorrow morning to see if I can get an appointment.
This will probably be my last post on here. Today I was discharged from Addenbrookes hospital. My one year follow up went great. My flow test was great and I emptied my bladder perfectly. Hope everyone else going through this journey has as good an outcome as I have
- Today marked 1 year since my surgery. Things are going great. No issues whatsoever with passing urine or ejaculation. Still experience pain in my scrotum. I don’t think that’s going to get any better.
i have my 12 month check up 7th December. My initial appointment got cancelled twice. I guess I’m now non urgent so it seems feasible to move me about.
The positives first!
i haven’t been on here for a while. I guess that’s a good thing! Next month I have my one year check up. Safe to say things still seem ok. Yes I still suffer with anxiety when the flow doesn’t seem as strong sometimes but I’ve learnt that this happens when I don’t drink much on a day or whether I have been sitting for a long time. I usually compare my stream with my partner when he passes urine and it seems exactly the same.
Now for the negatives!
The pain in my scrotum has never got any better. Sometimes it is very uncomfortable. The only way I can describe it is like the front of the scrotal sack is tight and a rubber band is around it.
I suffer from an ache from time to time on the underside of my penis near to my testicles. This is particularly noticible when I get an erection but once fully errect it doesn’t hurt.
My next post will be after the post op appointment with my consultant. Fingers crossed I will be discharged for good!
So im now almost 8 months since the urethroplasty to repair my 2-2.5cm bulbur structure. I had non transecting anastomosis in which they cut down the structure vertically then joined the two healthy ends together. Things are excellent with my water works. Great to feel what ‘normal’ is. The only complaint is my scrotum still hurt at times. It has got better but I still have parts that are numb with pins and needles at times. It’s hard to explain.
i have recently been talking to another chap who has a blog on his journey. Please check it out http://www.strictureblog.org.uk
feel free to contact me with any questions.
Good luck in your journey if you are about to undergo this surgery. It really is worth it in the long run
Thought I’d write a little bit today about anxiety. I still suffer with it now. I worry every day my stricture may return although I have had great results from the surgery. My flow has not been as good the last few days. I have experienced this before in my journey and it has returned back to normal. I do think its down to hydration and what you eat. Any change does worry me and I cannot stop thinking about it and it becomes a vicious circle. You almost dream up symptoms and start feeling them! I am really struggling this week.
Thought I’d write a little updaate today! Things are just great! I went for a pee when I got up at 6am and have just had my 2nd pee of the day at 1pm. Before the surgery I would have gone at least 4 times by now. The flow is excellent and I experience no stricture symptoms whatsoever!
Hope those reading this find comfort in knowing that these surgeries can be very successful!
I have attached my follow up report from my consultant. They must be pleased if it requests I can cancel my next one if everything seems ok. I am still going to go for piece of mind regardless and I’m guessing after that, if all is ok, they will discharge me.
so here I am looking back on everything. So glad I got it done. Being able to pee normally each time I go to the toilet puts a smile on my face!
i still have lingering testicle pain/numbness and some pain at the base of the shaft of my penis. Will this ever improve? Only time will tell I suppose