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Post-op, day four...

Last night I slept a lot better than the night before. It's normal that the 3rd night/4th day are the worst (yes, I speak from experience!) One of the major differences this time around is that I'm not getting the sharp localized pain I was getting from the first two procedures at this stage of the game. I'm convinced that that pain I was feeling was the wound opening up after the sutures prematurely dissolved whenever I got a nocturnal erection. I honestly think the nylon sutures are working well!

I spoke with the doctor last night and we concur that I will be in the catheter and compression bandage for three weeks, not two. That means my unwrapping date will now be Monday, 6 February, 2006. We're not taking any risks, the extra time with the bandage and catheter will hopefully ensure a quicker overall recovery.

A few people have asked if I'm returning to Atlanta to get my sutures removed. Nope. It's true, since we used nylon sutures this time, they must be removed by hand. I have all the equipment and skills needed, but really I think when it's time, I'll give Dave some quick lessons and have him do it. I'll have him remove a few of the scrotal sutures first which will be much more forgiving (and less painful) in the event he can't handle the #12 blade (scalpel - photo left) steadily. I think his masochist side will really enjoy doing this -- removing sutures from this part of the anatomy is not the most comfortable feeling -- and just having someone down there with a blade is a real test in trust!

For those of you with a strong stomach, here is a photo of my progress to date (taken 20 minutes ago.) My two largest concerns are: Aesthetic wound closure (especially the glans penis), and that the mucosal/shaft skin does not fuse to the urethra again.



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pumba
Jan. 20th, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!!!!! Where did you get your user ICON.. I love Calvin and Hobbes. I would love to hve that.. ^__^!
mc4bbs
Jan. 20th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
Calvin and Hobbes

OMG!!!!!!! Where did you get your user ICON.. I love Calvin and Hobbes. I would love to hve that.. ^__^!

I love 'em too!!! I found the graphic on the internet, then resized it to 100x100 on http://www.gifworks.com/ (gifworks, an online graphic editor.)

See all my userpics here: http://www.livejournal.com/allpics.bml?user=mc4bbs

(Anonymous)
Jan. 21st, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
Question
About the sharp localized pain was it a stinging sensation or more painful then that?
mc4bbs
Jan. 21st, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Question

About the sharp localized pain was it a stinging sensation or more painful then that?

Imagine a wound, on your arm for example, about 4cm long that is healing, but not quite completely "knitted shut" -- someone comes along and with their thumbs pulls each side of the wound back open. It was pretty bad. That's the kind of feeling it was.

I'm NOT getting that this time around; however, the catheter is bugging me quite a bit -- it makes me horny and there's nothing I can do about it.



(Anonymous)
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks
Thanks for the reply I got mine done on the 13th of January from Dr. Cornell also and was just wondering cause I'm getting a little sting but nothing like you said about ripping a scar open hehe.
mc4bbs
Jan. 22nd, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks

Thanks for the reply I got mine done on the 13th of January from Dr. Cornell also and was just wondering cause I'm getting a little sting but nothing like you said about ripping a scar open hehe.

I think my body produced far too much smeg -- it wasn't Dr. Cornell's fault. He's the world's best! Consider yourself lucky to get yours done by the best!

I can already tell that I'm healing well! I have been getting "mini-erections" and enjoying them; they are NOT painful! :-)

Some nerves are turning back on already, which feels like a quick electric shock through the penis. It's more surprising than anything else...

I hope that you are going to post your before and after photos on teh AC&R group ( http://adultcirc.com ) -- every great outcome encourages many that desire a circumcision to overcome their fear.

Thanks for being active in my blog!!

- Chaz

mc4bbs
Jan. 22nd, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks
According to the IP address you're posting from, you're only 128.8 miles from me, in Meriden, CT!

I'd be curious if you knew of me and my circumcision with Dr. Cornell before you went in to get yours; and what (if any) influence I was on your decision.

Are you a member of AC&R? The Yahoo group that Dr. David and I run at http://adultcirc.com ??

- Chaz

(Anonymous)
Jan. 22nd, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm a member
I've seen the pictures of yours and everyone elses before I decided to get it done but that really wasn't going to persuade me to get it done. I just thought to myself that it needed to be done so I got it done hehe. Name on AC&R is Philley8001.
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