I'd like to give an update of my own progress as this forum has been invaluable in helping me along from the time I didn't know what was wrong with me to now.
I had bi-lateral pelvic floor repair with Dr Meyers on May 9. While in there he also found an inguinal on my right side.
Prior, I had been playing ice hockey 1-2x/week and spending the other days of the week in the gym (one day off). During football season I would play a weekly touch game as well. I am 41 and in pretty good shape. Around February, I started having pain after my hockey games would end. It was an ugly throb in my testicles along with what seemed like an 'acute ache' (hard to describe) on my left side on the lowermost part of my abdomen/pelvis. After looking around and after a number of fruitless visits to my GP, a hernia surgeon and an orthopedist (none of them knew what was wrong with me and when I suggested an SH they either said it was a myth or that they hadn't heard of it) I found Dr. Meyers, basically by Googling extensively. I also found about Dr. Mushaweck (spelling?) and Dr. Cattey.
As I live in NY and as I found out more about Dr. Meyers I figured he would be the best choice for me.
It didn't take long to get an appointment but his waiting room was packed, basically with athletes and amateurs. I had to wait over 3 hours beyond my scheduled time but everyone was apologetic.
It was an easy decision for me to elect for surgery, I had done my research and suffered for long enough that I was comfortable this was the right option for me. Dr. Meyers, while not forcing the issue, agreed I was a good case.
After the surgery, I stayed overnight and then began the six week 'rehab' regimen (which I suspected would be longer largely because of the posts in this forum). Three weeks of doing nothing followed by three weeks of gradual rehab, much of it in a pool.
Along the way, especially when starting rehab, I would get many sudden, almost excruciating pains all over the area where I was repairing. These would immediately be followed by despair and fear that it had all been for naught and that the surgery didn't work. Virtually ALL of these pains went away pretty quickly and I learned not to go haywire when I experienced one.
I am now at the end of the six week period and although I have not done the program to a T (it requires more time than I think most can give it and I also travel a lot), I have done a pretty good job, spending about 90 minutes a day doing what it tells me, give or take, taking about 1-2 days off a week.
The good news is that the throb in my testicles is completely gone and I feel pretty good that it won't come back. Honestly I haven't felt it since the surgery happened.
The not so good news is that I still have the 'pain' (again, hard to describe) on my left side. However now it feels more like an ordinary pulled muscle, sort of. I am still healing however and I think there is at least a very fair chance this will go away over time, we will see.
I think I was a relatively simple case without a whole lot of complications and, although I would not yet say it was a success, I think I have come a long way and I think, cautiously, that there is a nice light at the end of the tunnel.
I will post again if it gets better or worse.