This post is coming to you about a week late! Sorry! I had planned on posting at the 6 week point, as the urologist told me that I should be healed enough to have sex at that point. However, I was just coming into one of the worst weeks of my semester then, so I didn’t have the time to post.
Changes have been so gradual since my last update that I hardly notice them. However, when I visually compare my pictures from then and now, the differences are obvious. Things other than the appearance have changed as well.
Erections are now 100% pain-free and thoroughly enjoyable.The sensitivity in my glans has decreased significantly. I’m still experiencing mild hypersensitivity, but it’s nothing too bad and it doesn’t affect my day-to-day comfort. In fact, I hope my frenulum remains as sensitive as it is now, because it gives me amazing orgasms–waaaay better than when I had my foreskin. The scar is still quite rigid and bumpy, but it has gotten softer for sure. I decided to forego the emu oil after I did some research. I didn’t want to be putting anything on my genitals that might cause problems (now or later). It turns out that lots of rubbing helps with scarring too, and I think I’ve got that covered!
The lumpiness associated with internal sutures has decreased both on my shaft and on my frenulum. I’m not sure if the sutures are still in me or not, but the urologist said not to worry about them at all, so I’m not. My glans seems to have increased in size when I’m erect and has what I think is more of a “normal” colouration than it did right after the surgery (note: penis colouration is highly variable! Yours might be coloured differently than mine!)
There have been some setbacks since my last check-in, though. About a week ago, I was peeing and I noticed a white bump near one of the suture holes. I didn’t think anything of it and left it. It started to hurt a bit and was kind of itchy throughout the day, though, so I examined it later. The bump was filled with a white, odourless fluid. I squeezed it and quite a bit of fluid came out, along with some blood. That was pretty terrifying. However, since the fluid was white and odourless (as opposed to yellow/green and stinky), I reasoned that the bump was just an immune response to internal sutures. The same thing happened when I first had my nipples pierced and I was told it was completely normal when a foreign body is in your own. So I applied some antibacterial cream and left it alone. It cleared up within a day.
On top of that, when I went to masturbate a few days ago, I noticed that the scar line wasn’t moving along my shaft as I got hard like it normally does as my penis grows and the skin is pulled back. I gently tried tugging it down and experienced some pain and discomfort. A quick google search told me that my scar line was adhering to my shaft. Apparently that’s pretty normal, but can be avoided with regular retraction and masturbation. So I continued jerking off. It hurt at first as I pulled the scar away, but then it was normal again. It hasn’t happened again since. I’m pretty sure that my one-a-day habit will prevent this in the future. Here’s hoping!
All in all, recovery is coming along very quickly and I’m very happy with that. I love my penis now! It sounds so strange, but I finally understand why some guys take such pride in their penises. It’s a good feeling. Take a look at some pictures and see why: