I just wanted to give everyone who might be curious a heads up on my situation.
I know one of my biggest problems over this year has been the lack of community and of people to go to for advice. I hope my story is one that can be read by others who have suffered through the painful surgery that I went through to get rid of my anal warts and see it as a beacon of hope.
My last update mentioned that I still had very sensitive scar tissue inside my anus that was making sex extremely uncomfortable. What was actually occuring was that the site of what was a large wart (the doctor removed this one surgically), had become infected.
At this point, my doctor renamed this new affliction an infected anal fissuer. My surgery wound that became infected basically progressed into a fissure.
After my doctor confirmed the infection he went on to state that this explains why this surgery wound was taking so long to heal. I was prescribed anti-biotics, diltizem cream, and flucinonide cream to fight this new affliction.
Within a month I was as good as new. The infection was knocked out by the antibiotics and with the aid of the creams my fissure healed right up.
At this point, I coerced my doctor to surgically remove the rest of my scar tissue inside my anus. The scar tissue wasn't in pain, but it was extremely gross and I wanted it removed. The doctor fought me on it (I am sure he is not accustomed to dealing with people who want their anuses to look pretty) but I was extremely angry and he agreed to remove it.
So, here I am almost a year post surgery and I think I am good as new. No more warts, no more fissure, and no more scar tissue (also no more bank account). Receptive anal intercourse is pleasurable again and has been for the past three months.
I hope my story is helpful to any gay man out there that needs to go through what I did. Following surgery you will feel absolutely mutilated. You will be in pain and one of the most sensitive parts of your body will be scarred. You might think yourself destroyed at times and that you will never be able to have sex again. Believe me, your pains will pass and you will be able to have sex again (this was one of my greatest fears).
After surgery, there are things that don't go away. You will notice a difference in the way your anus might look or feel. This is because to perform surgical removal of anal condyloma the doctor dialates your anus to the size of about a baseball. It is truely gruesome to watch on the internet so I would advise not doing so as I did. I feel like my mind will never heal. After a dialation to this degree your starfish never goes back to normal. The changes will grow on you though and believe me, you are probably the only one who will ever know a difference. ; )
To all those out there reading my story who aren't afflicted with HPV, I HIGHLY suggest walking down to your nearest CVS pharmacy and getting the vaccine.
My best wishes to everyone! HPV can be beaten and your sex life will return!