As instructed, I had my first shower since the surgery this morning and took off my bandages.
The experience was probably one of the more horrifying things I’ve ever had to do, I won’t lie. The gauze wasn’t a big deal in terms of pain or anything, but as I removed each layer, my junk looked worse and worse. Psychologically-speaking, that wasn’t fun. The actual bandages themselves were pretty well-stuck, which I expected. I loosened them in the hot water (which was quite intense on my glans) before gently removing them.
This is where I started to feel shaky and nauseous. I think this was caused by a combination of pain and shock at what I was looking at. I mean, I knew what it could look like, but seeing that on my own penis was a bit of a surprise. I thought I might pass out, so I sat down in the shower for the last little bit. I sat there, avoiding looking at my penis, until I felt like I might not pass out. Then I inspected it and gave it a good cleaning.
I was really happy to find that my urologist was very conservative. He gave me what looks like a fairly low and loose circumcision with the frenulum intact. I’m especially happy about that last part–I did not want to part with my frenulum as I’ve found it to be quite sensitive for me and I did not want to get rid of that sensitivity. Also–and this may just be due to the swelling–it looks like my urologist corrected some of the curvature of my penis by leaving more foreskin on one side. Obviously I won’t be able to confirm this until I can get full erections again.
Pictures are below the cut!
You can see how the urologist left more inner foreskin on the left side. This side is also more swollen and, judging by the fresh blood on my bandages, had a suture blow-out during one of my night time erections (five incidents again last night). My penis is all glossy because the urologist instructed me to put polysporin on it daily after the bandages came off.
Overall I’m very happy with the result so far and now that I’m stationary, the pain is minimal. Hopefully my recovery continues at this nice pace!