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Mon May 23, 2011 12:58 pm
Had the same surgery (plus some) and also had the testicle pain. It's basically from the nerves that have been cut. Underware that keeps everything nice and secure WILL help. I wear "sport boxer briefs" from Jocky. For me that helped, but not 100%. If you have ongoing pain that affects your life, I'd recommend seeing a pain specialist for help. I'm on a narcotic patch (at a very low dose) and it controls the testicle pain 100% with little side effects. It's also quite possible that, over time, it will get better.
Also, the psycological effects of having your sex life turned upside down can be massive. This will get better over time. Right now it hurts. It SUCKS and there's no good reason for it. Time will help though and there are a few books out there that talk about intimacy post prostate cancer (which is close to what we had). They can help if your partner can accept the "new" you and be flexible. Give it time mate. Although the testostorone suplements can help in ways (Testim gel), for me, it made the psycological side of things worse. See what works for you.
The physical pain is 100% controlable with the right meds. The psycological pain will take longer - but it will get better.