Suspensory Ligament Update
I just wanted to give everyone an update on my suspensory ligament issue, as it appears the other thread has been locked and I cannot reply to the individual who private messaged me asking about my progress. So, here's the story:
This is where I stand: it has been six months since the injury. Sensation has not fully returned, but it is much better than when it was before. I saw several urologists (three), including the head of urology at the Cleveland Clinic, and all of them told me the exact same thing, that the only thing you can do is to wait and see what comes back. Most nerve damage recovery occurs within the first year after the injury, but in some cases that recovery can happen up to two years post-injury. Also, there are three different types of nerve damage, ranging from least serious to most serious. I believe I have the middle type but there's no test to determine that.
As far as stability is concerned, several doctors I've talked to expressed concern about the suspensory ligament repair method with stitches, indicating it could cause side effects such as shortening and loss of sensitivity. However, I have been in touch with one guy who's had the procedure and he didn't have any problems. I am still not sure how prevalent these side effects are, as I have not gotten confirmation. One thing I would say is that Dr. Ralph doesn't seem to talk about complications in that paper, but I asked him what complications there were and he said there was a chance there could be a slight shortening of length, so that's something to consider. Again, I don't know how often this occurs, and the other guy who had the surgery did not have a problem, but you may want to touch base with Dr. Ralph about that.
One thing I have found that really works for stability issues is Cialis. I really didn't understand it -- Cialis just increases blood flow, but it really did have an impact on my stability. Unfortunately, I am waiting on sensitivity and hoping and praying it returns.