Before I go back to Mayo they want me to visit my urologist. So you guessed it I’m still not peeing on my own.
I have never gone to a urologist so I am a little nervous. Have no clue what to expect.
We get to Eau Claire about 7:45 AM to register so my guess is I am one of the first appointments. So we register and they tell me to take a seat. After sitting about 10 minutes I think I see my Dr. come to work. So I sit another 10 minutes and the nurse finally calls me in. She takes my vitals and then tells me the Dr. is on his way.
15 minutes later he comes in my room. How the heck does that work? I see him get there, I am the only one in the waiting room, and then I have to wait almost 1/2 hour for him to come in. Blows me away.
I have never met him so we do some small talk and then he starts asking me questions about why I am there to see him. This is unbelievable. He hasn’t read my profile at all. Since Nancy and I are getting to be pros at this, we have brought the summary so we can read it to him. (I do actually like this Dr. though)
After we tell him the surgery we had, the first thing out of his mouth is “They did tell you that you might not ever pee on your own again and that you might never have an erection.”
So now I have a Dr. that shows up late and then he is Mister Positive.
When he let me talk I told him that I didn’t hear him say I will never pee on my own and will never have an erection. I am going to pee!!!!!!
We knew this but during my surgery they took out the sphincter muscle and 33 surrounding lymph nodes but they also took out all the surrounding tissue. When they do they that, they are around all the nerves that go to my bladder.
When you pee, it is actually your brain telling your nerves to go pee. (If that makes sense) Well my nerves have been moved and probably damaged a little. It has been weird but when I first came back from surgery, I really had no feeling in my penis or scrotum. They felt numb.
Slowly I am getting feeling back. I have feeling in my penis. I can tell when I have to go to the bathroom. But my scrotum is still kind of numb.
So here is my professional opinion. I don’t know how long it will take but I am going to get all the feeling back. When that happens I am going to be able to pee and of course have an erection.
So be careful if you are driving by my house during this winter. You just might be seeing me write my name in the snowbank!