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How long until the nerves get remapped?


KathyLauren

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I am one week post-op, and still learning my new anatomy.  I figured out from the photos where some of my bits ended up.  So I know that, if I feel a pinch in my foreskin, it is really coming from the posterior end of my vulva.  But is still feels like it's my foreskin, you know?  I have to do the remapping consciously.

 

So how long does it take for the brain to rewire so that sensations feel like they are coming from their actual location?

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I'm told it can take up to a year. If I move in exactly the wrong way I can feel it as pain in one of my testicles (left OR right depending on what I've done). Of course I haven't had those in a bit over six weeks.

 

That said, my brain seems to have things mostly figured out. There's a couple of weird spots but most of Doctor Rumer's origami seems to have worked itself out for the inside at least.

 

Hugs!

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I agree that it can take quite some time.  I don't specifically recall how long it took me.  I do still have a slight numbness at one of my inner thighs which I think is due to being in the stirrups for however long surgery took.  Its gotten better over time so I hope it eventually will return to normal.    

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Going back to my diary on this from 2013, pressure feeling was the first to map out, especially in the vaginal area itself, pain sensations such as tugging on sutures did not ever really resolve themselves except for when the sutures actually dissolved at about 6 weeks.  Pressure on the clitoral area properly identified itself at the 6 week +/- time frame as well.  Hot and cold took about 4 months to become accurate.  Erotic touch sensation in the clitoral area finally kicked in beginning in my 11th month and was complete by 18 months, and at that point joined forces with touch from breasts and inner thigh to create a pleasant full body "O".   Smaller "O's" were possible by dilation at 6 weeks by playing with my dilator just inside the vaginal ring in the general area of my prostate gland whose nerves had  not been displaced.  Hope that helps, I am a 7 years postie.

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2 hours ago, VickySGV said:

Hope that helps, I am a 7 years postie.

Invaluable information VIcky!  I’m taking screens of all this stuff for later review.  The diary was such a good idea as it gives you a very accurate timeline.  I’m glad you have this information at hand.

 

Susan R?

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4 hours ago, Susan R said:

I’m glad you have this information at hand.

 

Go to the Post Op forum about page 6 where I started my post op posting in 2013, I have a few in there that even today are actually funny to remember. 

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I think it took me around six months before I could feel it comeback. I needed a couple of revisions the first year. Now, it’s hard to remember what it was really like.  It has been 15 years since. 

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