Welcome to Connect. I like your username, I like anything that’s easy to remember.
Did you have a prostatectomy or other prostate surgery.
My first recommendation is not to have dilation. It hurts like hell! and isn’t that successful. Of course maybe your not the wuss I am. They can use an anesthetic and if the doctor refuses grab your clothes, run to your car and floor it!!! There is another type dilation procedure where a balloon is used so only the stricture is dilated. It would probably hurt less but I’d still look for an alternative treatment. I’d ask about having a Urethroplasty. Your doctor will probably agree that’s the best Stricture treatment.
Good luck with whatever you decide.