JiminFL wrote:Joe Behot wrote:JiminFL, I enjoy reading yours and hopefuls journeys. I am currently on day 10 post op and experiencing a little buyers remorse. Still a little swollen, way too sensitive to even think about pulling pump down. This morning when I woke up, it seemed the swelling had reduced but after being up and walking around, I just checked and the swelling is coming back. I acn't wait for the next 10 days to be over. Continued good luck to both of you
I feel your pain but if it's any consolation, you should be seeing some daily improvement soon. I think I brought some of my problems on myself by not staying down & trying to do too much too soon. My advice for those going into this would be to block off 2-3 weeks with no obligations so you came just lay on the couch if need be. I really underestimated the pain & discomfort factors.
I second that notion. I could have returned to work after only a week, but would only have managed half-days at best at that point. I stayed home for three weeks (the last week might have been gratuitous, though). I do not regret taking it easy because my healing was relatively pain free after the initial trauma abated. Aggravating the injury is a real possibility and can occur after one feels healed.
My only difference with JiminFL is that I did not lay on my couch. I lay in my bed. Also, I did not underestimate the pain & discomfort factors. They were about as I expected.
Some men have less pain and some men have more. But one should prepare for the worst and hope for the best. And do not push yourself in this most tender area.