One really bad thing I have heard tho even from the uro yesterday is that even if i had a testicle removed i still could have pain afterwards even if its gone, so not only would i have had a nut removed but i'd still have the same stupid issue. As of right now they want me on an anti-inflammatory regiment to break the inflammation down and to try the cord block for relief.
I am sure if I had the whole cord etc removed I would be ok, my case was more complicated perhaps as I had already had 2 previous surgeries (an exploratory and an orchiopexy)
After getting over the body image issues I am good. Pain is pretty much gone and never goes above a level where OTC pain meds won't control it.
Still not advocating orchiectomy as the only solution! That denervation seems to work just as well. It just happens to be less common and a lot more expensive.