I visited the urologist today for my post-op. The appointment was brief and consisted of a few questions and a quick physical examination.
He asked me about how everything went when I returned home from surgery and if there was any bleeding or excess swelling. He wanted to know how long it took for me to be able to get back to normal life as well. Then he asked me about the stitches and I told him that I had removed them. This surprised him, but he concluded that I must be healing quickly if I was able to remove the stitches early without any problems. I thought this was strange because he told me that they should dissolve within 10 days, so I thought I had actually waited a long time to remove them.
Then he did a physical examination. He said everything looked really great and that I’m healing very quickly. He seemed almost surprised at how quickly the process has been. That’s a good sign! He also explained that the bump I noticed is just a tied-off vein. So, it’s sort of like thrombosis and I can expect it to go away over time. It’s obviously hard to predict how long that will take, but it’s not unsightly or anything, so I’m alright with it for now.
After about ten minutes, he told me that everything is well and there would be no need to see him again unless I ran into a problem. Even though the urologist simply confirmed most of what I already knew, it was reassuring to hear it from a professional. I’m officially completely in the clear! Woohoo!