You know, naturally, at first, i was pretty angered by the post several lines up. But, once I thought about it a bit more, you have several valid claims speaking from experience and woke me up to just how harsh a reality this is, though I was kinda aware of it in the back of my head.
I'm in a pickle of a situation, and I'm starting to gather that I might just have to come to grips and move on. But i can't give up hope that easy.
I'm 30, I make a profession as a ski patroller in Tahoe and working physically hard in the summers as a claim staker in Nevada for gold mining companies. I'm a competetive runner (or was), and I've got aspirations to move onto the marathon and ultra scene eventually. But it comes down to whether I want to get this surgery and possibly risk some of these other passions to gain them all. I guess I'm trying to have my cake and eat it too, but its tough coming to grips with that fact that I might have to give up some other loves.
Anyways, I'm jumping the gun as it is, since I haven't had the pelvic MRI and don't know exactly what I'm looking at just yet, but I do know that I've had serious pain in both groins for going on almost 2 yrs, and its dramatically held me back from competing in anything over a 12k and stepping up my mileage. And, despite what sounds like a farily continuous rough year round abuse of my body, I have in that period had a good amount of time of sustained rest due to a fat pad contusion I suffered rock climbing that had me off my feet more of less for 3 mnths. Again, thanx for all the input, advice, warnings. I'll keep everyone updated on my side. OUT