I’d say there are two main differences in appearance:
The underside of my penis used to have a prominent urethral bulge, that’s no longer there. Instead I think it’s a bit wider and flatter than it used to be.
The sloppy suturing from the first urethroplasty has left some pretty visible scarring. It’s slightly less visible in real life than in the pictures (I blame the flash).
In terms of function I’m still keeping an eye on the urine flow rate. If it seems bad I’ll check using my Uflow funnel. Once every three to six months it’s been a bit too bad and I’ve had to a self-dilation with a catheter. Overall urination is fine.
As far as sexual function goes the only remaining problem is the lack of sensation on the underside of my penis due to the scarring. It’s occasionally a bit annoying but can be worked around without any difficulty.
Assuming there’s no significant worsening I can live happily like this without feeling any need for further treatment.
We walked into town for lunch today and the only problem I had was the usual discomfort from the urethral catheter.
I’d had a shower earlier in the morning and my husband changed the dressing for me afterwards. That meant that I got to see how the wound looks and get some pictures.
It’s looking surprisingly good, considering what my penis has been through over the last few years. Not very much bruising and really neat suturing, you can hardly see the stitches. At the foreskin end you can see that the wound veers off to one side; I think that’s where the surgeon took a little bit of skin to repair the fibrotic area from the temporary urethral opening that was there.