So it been 2 full days since my circumcision and I'm already noticing improvement! However, this morning I woke up at 5am to find my bandage falling off, so I took off my bandage for the first time and decided to see my progress and update on my progress on here! (Note: the reason why I'm doing this is because I am extremely anxious about my recovery and I am worried about making a mistake during the recovery process and causing damage, so I feel like posting my progress will help guide myself through recovery with the help of people on this site also!)
So, after looking at my penis for the first time since the circumcision, I'm happy to say it looked decent. It was still swollen and was actually badly bruised behind the head of the penis but other than that I was relatively happy. However, I wasn't too sure whether or not to re-bandage... so to be safe, I visited the doctors. The doctor said that it looked like it was healing well and that I shouldn't be so worried but he did re-bandage my penis up and told me to wait another 2-3 days to shower. He also said I won't need another bandage after this one falls off. Despite the good news that everything seems to be doing well and that, actually, I'm not in that much pain, I'm still very anxious about the recovery. I'm finding it hard to know when and how to approach the transition from bandages to wearing no bandages... When I think of no bandages so many things come into my mind:
What if the stitches get caught and break?
What about the sensitivity? Will I be able to cope with the whole all of my head being exposed?
When do I know for sure that I don't need the bandages anymore and that I'm ok to take a shower?
I have received some great advice from my first post, which I will and have used the advice, but I'm just afraid that if I take off the bandages to early, I'll cause damage. If anyone can give any tips on transitioning/preparing/have any knowledge or experience on this, I would find it very helpful.