I used the P-Style from Krista Cups. If you scroll down in my blog here, I have links to this particular STP and links to others as well that was posted at the beginning of this week.
They may flatten out a little more but at this point I think you should talk with your surgeon about options for treating the scars. Some doctors will do some injections and use a laser machine to try and help break down the scar tissue, so this may be an option for you. BUT, I think the best option would be to have your surgeon cut out your current scars and sew your skin back together again. They may heal a little better the second time around and hopefully your doctor will provide free revisions. When they cut out the scars they don’t put you under, they use a local anesthetic.
I would say that I struggled the longest with the “dissolvable” stitches used during both my lower surgery and then two years later in my revision in Belgrade, Serbia. My body had difficulty dissolving these stitches and some had to be surgically removed. The pain I experienced from them was due to the build up of fluid where my body was trying to break them down.
Monday, May 6th was my chest surgery eight-year anniversary and I can say that I don’t feel any pain in my chest or along the scar lines.
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I tried several different STP’s prior to my lower surgery. The first was the Travelmate (which looks like a blue medicine spoon). I liked the Travelmate when it worked, but there were many times where I didn’t place it right or get the suction right making it easy to have things go where you don’t want them to while urinating.
I then purchased the DJ Know’s Dick pee and packer. I found the packer to be too large (5 inches is just too much) and the tubing to use for urination to be impossible. (I’m not even giving a link this thing was such a waste of 50 bucks).
So then I moved onto the P-Style. I LOVED the p-style. The downside to it was that it was bulky, but otherwise it was fool proof. I never used it as a urinal, but found comfort using it in the stalls.
Hope this helps!