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I had the Green Light surgery three months ago and I can report that it has worked very well for me.
The back story is I am 55, physically active, eat well, and generally take care of myself. Back in February I had what should have been a simple inguinal hernia surgery/recovery but a day post surgery I could not urinate. An emergency room visit and of course I go home with a catheter and directions to see a urologist. Three days later the urologist removes the catheter but I still could not urinate. Back with the cath and he schedules a bladder scope test for the next week. After that test I still couldn't urinate properly thought the test results were normal. Cath back in and I'm scheduled for a cystoscope the next week. After the cystoscope test I still couldn't urinate so cath back in. I had to wait for five days to see the urologist for the cystoscope results which seemed like forever since I was in so much pain, bladder spasms etc. He said that all functions were operating correctly however the spike I should have when urinating was very weak - really? Anyway, I have now been sporting a catheter for four weeks and at my wits end as to what was next. Finally he recommends the green light surgery and honestly at that point I was open for anything to get back to some semblance of a normal healthy life.
I had the surgery in March, went home with a catheter for five days - for some men it may be for only a couple of days but with my recent history he felt five was appropriate. Once I had the cath removed at the office I was able to urinate completely. I was ready to kiss the nurse! However, I had the usual post GL surgery events - blood in the urine, some burning and pain for the first five days. Two weeks later I started to urinate out scar tissue - not painful just a strange sensation - like described n the brochure. I will say that during the first four weeks post cath removal I regressed and was only urinating 100-150ml's and sometimes going five times in an hour. I called the urologist and he said it can take up to three months for that to go away which is not comforting when you think of trying to go back to work. Finally week four I eliminated a great deal of tissue and it was like the spicket was opened and I just started urinating like I was back in my twenties. I just saw the urologist for a three month follow up and all is well.
I wanted to post this in the hopes that anyone contemplating this procedure will know of a success story. I was looking for such stories of a positive outcome to reinforce I was doing the right thing before my GL procedure and for peace of mind.
FYI, something else I did for a positive outcome was a guided visualization for post surgery healing for thirty days - I know some may say it's crazy but I believe in the power of the mind. I also saw an acupuncturist for a month as well.
Lastly, I was on Rapaflo during the recovery period and stopped about three weeks ago. The retrograde ejaculation I was told was highly probable was true while on the Rapaflo. Once I stopped I actually started to have a more normal wet ejaculation again.
I wish you well if you are having similar problems and hope this helps in some way.
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