This is a general update from me, I've posted before, as well as my own experience relative to pain where surgery was performed as others have mentioned it.
My surgery, with Dr. Meyers, was May 9th. Bilateral pelvic floor repair and an inguinal found on the right side when he went in.
Recovery more or less 'normal', resuming gradual rehab at week 4 and full activity at week 7. I felt somewhat sore and 'not right' and Dr. Meyers put me on Indocin for 40 days. About 8 weeks out, I rather suddenly (over 2 or 3 days) declined to where I felt pre-surgery, very depressing.
Went back to Philadelphia around week 10. Dr. Meyers gave me two local cortisone shots and, subject to an MRI I took later in the day (which looked fine), instructed me to 'step it up', meaning be as active as I possibly could and that my problem was simply an 'inflammation hump' I had to get over due to scarring, etc. He was quite pointed in telling me that my eventual recovery chances would be directly tied to my activity level over the next weeks.
Virtually immediately (like driving back to NY from Phila), I felt 50% better, meaning the cortisone was treating inflammation and after a day or so it completely set in, to the point that I couldn't feel any pain in the area whatsoever.
I did what he told me to do and I'm now in week 17 or thereabouts.
Cautiously, I think I'm 'done'. I feel some soreness in the area (Dr. Meyers said I might feel it forever) but really it's nothing. I haven't lost a step, I can do anything I want to do and the pain, if you can call it that, doesn't even rise to the level of wanting Ibuprofen. I'm 42, pretty active (hockey, football, sprinting and gym).
I think I was a relatively straight forward case and I also think, based partly on what I read in this forum, that part of my 'cure' (hopeful) is due to the fact that I started the process of figuring out what was wrong with me and what to do about it almost IMMEDIATELY after I started to feel not right. Too many people seem to be saying "Dr. X told me part of the problem is that I let it go for so long...".
If anyone has any questions about my experience, Meyers, etc. I'm happy to share and good luck to all.