I always knew in the back of my mind that my vasectomy reversal may not work. If the symptoms I am experiencing and visualizing can be believed, than I believe my epididymitis has returned. I really thought the vasectomy reversal was the answer to my problems, but it has caused way more problems that it solved, especially since it seems to not have solved anything.
So I return to square one, chronic epididymitis. I really don't want any more surgery for fear of making the nerve-like pain worse. But then, what do I do about a chronically inflamed epididymis? I guess I return to the old stand-by's: hot soaking baths, ibuprofen and I suppose steroids if it gets too bad.
The challenge is this, I am not supposed to take a lot of NSAIDs (ibuprofen) because of my cardiomyopathy (heart weakness). So I guess I am to suffer my remaining days with a swollen scrotum - by the way, I'm only 45 years old. Kind of sucks, that's true, but what can you do.
I made the decision to have a vasectomy several years ago and now I have to live with the consequences. I feel like I have grown as a person because of the ordeal I've gone through. I also believe my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is much stronger as well. I just wish I didn't have to continue to suffer. But Jesus gives me the strength to continue and he's there when I cry out asking "why" and seeking "help".
So from someone who is in the medical field and wound up suffering this unimaginable fate, please take a word of advice from me - get the facts before you have a vasectomy; ask yourself why you want the vasectomy (is it just for convenience). :Let's face it, if conventional birth control has worked thus far, then why can't it continue to work in your later years? Just something to think about.