I have been on this forum for a year now, reading what you've all been through so it really eased (as well as heightened) my own experience. However, I am still experiencing all sorts of drama. Let me know what you think...
I'm 23. I knew I had phimosis my whole life, but I never said anything - daddy issues - moving on - October 2018, my girlfriend notices my dick looks weird. I've managed to have sex before, painfully, but this time it's excruciating. Doctor it is.
It was a huge relief to talk with a GP (NHS) about it. She looked at it and straight away said circumicision - and that's what I wanted too.
December 2018. Urologist takes a peek. "Circumicision, sign the form - BY THE WAY, this hospital is closing down." Signed the form.
January 2019. Pre-op assessment. When is this operation going to happen? "Oh, in a few months..." With who? "Oh... uhh..."
MAY 2019. Time for the circumcision.
"I'm a urology consultant, so you're having a circumcision under local?"
... No, I'm having it under general.
Who's my doctor? Who's the surgeon? I haven't received any of this information...
It's time to go in the theatre.
*30 minutes later* sent home with no post-op instructions, no dressings. Only an antibiotic 'eye ointment'.
Recovery was excruiating - this forum helped a LOT. Infection appeared on my frenulum, was put on flucloxacillin.
(Gents, cocoa butter is fabulous lube for post-six weeks-stages!)
October 2019. There is something wrong with my frenulum. Has been since the circumcision. It's large, painful and feels like there a stitch still inside of it. Plus, I have to ease the side of my frenulum 'back' to clean under it... with a cotton bud! I've been feeling this discomfort since May, and been informing GP's the entire time. Honestly, thought I was insane the entire time. Finally, one referred me to the urologist.
November 2019. Urologist is super confused with the original circumcision. He confirms a) there is too much skin left attached on my frenulum b) they can remove the granulomas.
December 2019. SURGERY, done. They removed the entire frenulum, and I'm happy. The pain is already gone.
January 2020... So today it has been 4 weeks exactly since the excision of frenulum-gate. Last week, a stitch must've fell out and a little bit of bleeding occured. GP put me on flucloxacillin for 7 days. Today, there is still infection and this morning I was prescribed Fucidin, which will apparently solve the infection. My GP said "I've never seen anything like this", and I wanted to say "You've obviously never visited healthunlocked.com..."
Do you think Fucidin will fix it? I can't exercise because of the rubbing. I just want everything to be sorted. I've been trying to get over my penis for over a year now, hopefully one day I'll get over getting over it...