Day +1, Dressing Removal

Twenty four hours passed since the procedure. The last night did not cause any major problems. On the zero-to-ten scale, my pain level went up to around three in the evening, so I decided to take my first pill of pain killers. I am not sure if that was the actual pain or discomfort caused by the fact that I had to put ice on my penis for the night. Anyway, I was asleep twenty minutes later and woke up today pain-free. I did not need any pain killers throughout the day.

Today I got to remove the dressing from the penis. It was a bit scary to do it by myself, but I was eager to see the result. I found that Dr. Baum made one dorsal incision (as planned) and cut my frenulum. Due to the single cut, I see a slight cleft at the top. At the same time, I realize that this is too early to judge the final result. The frenulum area is still bleeding somewhat but this is no more than a couple of drops an hour. Again, no pain. I urinate with no problems as well, with no change in the feeling. Here are the pictures of day 1:

Day 0, The Day of Procedure

Today was the big day — I had preputioplasty and frenulotomy done. From the time I arrived to the Center to the time I was dispatched, less than two and a half hours passed. I went through a standard routine of paperwork and pre-op procedures such as changing clothes, emptying my bladder, and IV. The procedure was done under a general anesthesia and took less than one hour. So, when I woke up everything already had happened. My penis is still covered in dressing, so there isn’t much to see. There is a hole at the top of the bandage so that I can pee. Surprisingly, peeing is not painful. I get to wear the dressing for 24 hours.

On the zero-to-ten scale for pain, I am between zero and one. I don’t even take my pain medicine. So far, there has been no need for that. Doctors instructed me to put ice on my penis every hour for 20 minutes, and then for the whole night tonight to reduce possible swelling.

…Curious to see what’s inside.