Post-Op Fistula Repair/Stage 2: Day 1

I woke up post-op day one and went straight for the coffee pot. HA!

I am so surprised at how much faster I am bouncing back from this fistula repair and labia majoral reduction. I know that stage one metoidioplasty is a big deal and a lot to put your body through, but this is still surgery. I’m still taking pain pills, changing dressings and resting. I am not complaining, I am just surprised.

We went about breakfasting and after that I decided I just couldn’t wait any more to change my dressings and take a peak at my surgical site.

The labia majoral reduction looks FANTASTIC! I am so pleased that my “mud flaps” have been reduced and I can’t wait to see how they are going to look after the swelling goes down.

The stint in my penis is no big deal. It doesn’t feel like anything. My penis is bruised a little and bent up right now, but other than that it looks like one would expect after surgery.

Dr. Safir did not end up taking a graft to fix my fistula. He said it was very small, to the point of being annoying that it would not close on its own, and he just stitched it closed.

My suprapubic catheter site is a little more oozy this time than it was initially before, but for now, I’m just going to change the dressings twice a day to keep it from sticking/getting gross.

I spent the rest of the day lounging, writing, talking to my girlfriend and one of my best friends. I committed to a game of Scrabble with my mother in the evening.

Overall, I’m feeling very hopeful that this fistula repair has worked and am excited to keep healing well and feeling good while doing it.

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