Was really pleased to find people that might be able to relate.
The whole experience was awful. I had it done on the NHS and had waited 8 months so by the time the letter had come though I just wanted it doing already.
The letter said I'd have it done under local but then when I arrived they said they would prefer general as I'm younger (27) and it might be sensitive. As I had eaten I would now have to wait at least 6 hours. After waiting 4 hours they said they didn't want to wait any longer and they would do it under local anyway. They were so disorganised and everyone had very strong foreign accents so communication wasn't very clear from them.
I asked what kind of circumcision I'd be getting and they said 'we won't take off too much or too little'. That lack of detail worried me but I just wanted it doing already.
The injections hurt like hell to be honest. When he started cutting I yelled out in pain as I could literally feel it being cut and everyone in the room looked shocked. So, they injected me some more and then things were okay.
At the end of the operation, the surgeon looked round at the other people in the room and said 'what do you think? This look OK?' and the nurse in the room paused before saying 'I think that's as good as you're going to get it'. What the fuck?! Firstly why is he even asking if it looks OK and secondly that doesn't sound like a great response. This is my dick we're talking about I'm not having a haircut here!
I wish I'd asked him how things had gone but I think I was just having a bit of an out of body experience. He also removed my frenulum which he didn't bother to tell me beforehand. I should have probably asked about that.
Was given very little after care guidance other than if it bleeds wrap it in a gauze and apply pressure. Don't shower for 48 hours.
The second day after having it done I woke up with an erection and a fair bit of blood. I got it to stop bleeding quite quickly though and arranged to see a nurse at my local doctors as I thought stitches might have come loose. She took the dressing off and said it looked OK from the top but that it looked like they'd taken more off on one side underneath but could just be swollen. To me it looked horrendous, there was no neat line going round, I couldn't even make out where the stitches were it honestly looked like roadkill. She said I should leave the dressing off and take light showers just letting the water run down which is what I've been doing.
Very quickly it stated to scab over but when I've looked at others pics on here they seem so much neater. I've wondered if it's infected but there's no smell or pus and it's not painful other than at night when I keep waking up with an erection. It's not bled since either. It almost still feels numb in some ways.
My glans aren't as sensitive as others as I've been able to retract my foreskin all my life its just that it would get stuck behind the glans a lot as it was short and so was my frenulum.
On the disgusting picture you can kind of see that on the left the skin comes higher up than the right and I don't know if its just swelling but when stood up its like the skin is bunched up a bit on the left side and feels heavy.
What do you think? Am I just healing slow? Does it look like it's been done really badly? Is this kind of scabbing normal?
Sorry for the length of my post just wanted to share as much detail as possible and appreciate anyone that's taken the time to read.