Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Major Disappointment - Vasectomy Reversal Failure

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.

1 comment:

PVP sufferer said...

After a good few weeks I'm back up on pain levels too and this is down to the swelling coming back on the epididymis :-(

I was supposed to be returning to work in a few weeks (I work in Forensic Mental Health) and given pain levels last few days this is now in jeopardy again due to the nature of the job and the need to be alert all the time

All I can hope for is the new drug I'm waiting to go on can help calm things down, as it is the morphine based one (Zomorph) is not touching anything this week.

Wish I knew what the trigger factor was for this, but I am certain I have done nothing different over the last few weeks to warrant the pain kicking back in.