Last night was much better than the one before. It seems as though the pain associated with erections has died down slightly to a point where I don’t need to get up and walk around until the erection is gone. Also, no new suture blow-outs occurred, so I don’t think I need to be concerned with night time erections anymore. This is a good thing.
Yesterday it seemed like everything was bigger; my flaccid penis was quite a bit larger in length and girth than it normally is. Today, the swelling has increased slightly and now everything seems a bit smaller, like my penis is trying to escape the pain by retracting into my body. I guess I’m just going to have to wait until I’m all healed before I’ll know what it’s going to look like.
On top of the increased swelling, there’s been some bruising and some scabbiness going on around the stitches. I’m pretty sure these things are parts of the normal healing process and my pain has decreased since yesterday, so I’m not too worried. However, my glans is kind of crusty, like someone put craft glue on it and now it’s dried out. There’s also some iodine near the tip that I can’t seem to wash off, no matter how much I scrub it. I’m really hoping that these things are just temporary effects of my glans being permanently exposed for the first time. I figure the crustiness is due to it drying out and that’s not helping with the iodine removal. We’ll see.
Pictures are below:
Things definitely look worse than yesterday, but they certainly feel better. I have to call my urologist today to schedule my follow-up, so I’m going to ask if the swelling should have increased today. I left the house yesterday and I think that maybe all the walking I did irritated things. However, it could be normal for things to continue to swell for a bit.