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Week 12 : 16mm

May 31, 2021
Week 12 : 16mm
Last week I ended up at 14.5mm, nothing special happened this week and I ended up at 16mm.
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Week 9 : 10.6mm and a new blood test

May 7, 2021
Week 9 : 10.6mm and a new blood test
I have not blogged about progress in a while but things have been going smooth with my 3d printed plugs. I kept on printing them in 0.2mm increments and growing 0.2mm every day or every other day without any remarquable issues. I reached 10.6mm and also had a second blood test this week.
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Week 6 : 5.4mm and 3D Printing

April 18, 2021
Week 6 : 5.4mm and 3D Printing
I have been thinking about buying a 3D printer for a while, this week I pulled the trigger and bought it. I also designed some cool new things to help me stretch my phimotic ring and cure my phimosis.
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Week 5: 5mm and I can pee standing up

April 11, 2021
Week 5: 5mm and I can pee standing up
This week I progressed from 4.5mm to 5mm using a combination of the ear tapers, knitting needles and teflon tape. I also had a new blood and urine test and for the first time ever, was able to pee in a bowl standing up.
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Week 3 : 4mm, Phimoheal rings and knitting needles

March 30, 2021
Week 3 : 4mm, Phimoheal rings and knitting needles
Took my time and used all the week to slowly get form 3mm to 4mm. I did reach 4mm last week but went in too quick and caused a small tear that took a couple of days to heal. 1mm increments is a huge progression for one change of size, I need something that has more sizes, so ordered a couple of new things.
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Week 2 : 3mm and small tear

March 22, 2021
Week 2 : 3mm and small tear
It took me from Monday to Wednedsay to finally get from 3mm to 4mm with multiple sessions per day trying to get to the 4mm ear taper fully inserted. Then I got some blood in my urine and had to spend a lot of time waiting to see a doctor and in the process dropped down to about 1mm. I managed to get back to 3mm by the end of the week and learned tings along the way.
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Ultrasound sonogram exam

March 12, 2021
Ultrasound sonogram exam
Today was the day I was scheduled for my sonogram exam. I was not scared and mainly very curious about the process. I am also now at 3mm which is nice. Getting to 3mm in the past without steroid cream took me multiple weeks.
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Day 2 : 2.5mm

March 10, 2021
Day 2 : 2.5mm
Not much to report but this is the second day of the treatment. I started this morning with the 1.6mm but it took many hours to get it completelly in with multiple trials. I was not thinking all work from yesterday would be almost lost after about 8 hours of not stretching. Still using the steroid cream twice per day and using it as lubricant to insert the tapers twice per day. The rest of the insertions are done using coconut oil and it's working well.
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Day 1 : First stretchings

March 8, 2021
Day 1 : First stretchings
Right after my first in-person meeting with my doctor, I got a prescription for Betaderm, a topical steroid cream that helps removing possible adhesions, reduces possible inflamation and has a positive (in this case) side effect of thining skin. I am starting this journey in this blog post with my first foreskin stretches.
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Meeting my doctor in person

March 6, 2021
Meeting my doctor in person
In this post I tell the story of how I told my doctor about my phimosis and got started on a stretching regimen with steroid cream.
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First blood and urine test

February 22, 2021
First blood and urine test
My family doctor prescribed me blood and urine tests. Today is my appointment day at this clinic where they specialize in taking such samples.
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Meeting my family doctor

January 21, 2021
Meeting my family doctor
I previously met a doctor in a clinic due to an urinary tract infection (one of multiple). She referred me to a collegue so I can have a family doctor to follow up on this situation and in general too. In this post I outline how that initial discussion with my new doctor went.