Hawkman wrote:I cannot over stress that I do NOT have some rare high pain threshold. And while I am not squeamish by most standards I have my limits. I don’t really like to even watch videos of metal measuring rods being shoved in someone else’s penis. While I have watched several implant videos they challenge my fortitude. While I enjoyed and even laughed at some of the comments at my feat of being awake, it really was not a challenge at all.
Before I got to the OR I was only about 70% sure I would endure to the end without throwing in the towel. I was even slightly down about what I was headed into and whether I was biting off more than was psychologically prudent. My confidence came from my friend that had orthopedic surgery with saws and hammers with a spinal block and enjoyed the process. I kept telling myself if he could do that I could do this. Once in the OR however all apprehension left. I enjoyed meeting the team, their comradery, the humor and the technical aspects. There was no sense of being touched except when they rubbed antiseptic high on my abdomin. I had zero awareness of my incision and the dreaded metal measuring rods. I was talking and had to ask if that had been done. Of all I am apt to go through during recovery and healing, I am sure that will be the easiest. It is no overstatement to say it was very enjoyable. I am cringing now more from my aching burning junk and the thought of unbandaging. Looking at my freshly implanted penis was just totally informative. Probably because there was zero sensation and it looked pretty much undamaged.
Do yourself a favor and consider it. A bond with your team can never hurt and it was nice to have no after-effect from general anesthesia. As a footnote, because I fought to walk as soon as possible, the spinal got me through NYC and 3 hours toward home with an amazing level of comfort.
So, just how long did the actual surgery take ?