- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
He’s been a trooper. The first 24 hours he was so sore he couldn’t sit all the way up, but now he’s crab walking around the house, as we call it (walking with his legs very far apart, sometimes sideways).
There’s not much swelling, but one testicle is bright blue. The papers say that is just bruising and will go to yellow in a week or two. He’s got dissolvable stitches that should be gone in 2-3 weeks and he’s got a few more pain pills to tide him over til the worst of it is over. They prescribed him about 15 hydrocodone, which thankfully hasn’t upset his stomach at all.
We have to avoid intimacy for 7 days, but it will probably be a little longer until he’s comfortable, and even then, I’m not sure the logistics of sex with a bruised ball.
We can’t ditch the condoms for a while. After 16 ejaculations, FI takes the 17th ejaculation in a little cup to a lab. 48 hours later, we get the results. The results could be “Congrats! You’re sterile!” or they could be “Nearly there! come back after 10 more ejaculations to be sure!” or, the worst possible… they could be, “Your vas deferens re-attached! Oh noes!” That last one is very unlikely, but possible.
I’ll be staying on hormonal BC even after FI is determined to be sterile, just because our wedding is in a few months and I want the regularity that it affords. In other words, I don’t want to have wonky periods and bleed the whole honeymoon.
I’m so proud of my FI. We were both so nervous beforehand, but he had no complications from the surgery or the anesthesia (he got full anesthesia).
Hopefully this post is informative for anyone considering this option. FI may later post on my account for a first-hand take on the experience.