johnny and johnb thankyou both for your words it means so much to hear similar things going on with others with positive outcomes the other side. Much like you i guess once i had this 'thing' my whole lower back and pelvic region seemed to fall apart but i am enough of a rational thinker to conclude that its been caused by whats going on in my groin. I really think i am in not too bad a shape as i am not in severe pain all the time its just that sitting in a certain position can bring on this numbness and jogging without stretching etc can also bring it on, so can cycling as i found out, which figures as the repetitive up down motion will surely only aggravate things.
what is the method of operation? is it open or lap? i presume as its minimally invasive that its lap but perhaps she is just super careful regarding her open cuts? The thing that freaks me out if the possibility of nerve damage due to the operation as i have heard far to many horror stories of surgeons being all gung ho and not giving a dam about the patients outcome and then when they complain about chronic post op pain they get fobbed off, i think deep down thats the thing thats held me back all these years.
On the plus side, i hope, i am pretty fit although i am only a 50 min 10k guy, but not over weight or anything and i heal generally pretty quick so i can only hope!
johnny, i hear you with the acu, pt, mfr etc - tried it all and had some results but all along in my mind i just kept thinking this is a symptom not the cause.
johnb are you in the UK is that why you wanted to see chris? I am lucky in that he has a clinic about a mile from me so yeah i count myself very lucky there!
can i ask what happens regarding post op care? i hope Chris has heard of her so i will talk to him so perhaps if he agrees he can follow up after her procedure? I guess i only worry in case anything goes wrong.
Its odd as i'm the guy that allways tells people about the positive outcome of things when they can only see the negative, but personally as this has been going on for so long i guess i never see the end, but i just have to tell myself to try!
thanks for listening, its hard sometimes isnt't it!