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RE: Sports Hernia Update
Den is SOOOO right when he says the majority of us will be out for months or even years after surgical repair. I, too, was given the very optimistic timelines after surgery, but here I am, 7 months later and I am still having some problems. It's funny how doctors will start to do back some pedaling when you report back to them in 3 or 6 months about having problems and then all of a sudden the excuses start rolling off their tongues - 'Well, you must be a slow healer and will need 8-12 months to heal,' or 'You are just experiencing nerve irritation as the nerve comes back to full sensitivity - give it a few more months.' My point being...what doctor is going to come right out and say, "Hey, maybe I missed something or didn't suture it well enough." NOT A ONE!! It is easier for them to give the old "you just need a little more time to heal." If you are not a pro-athlete, don't buy into the 4-6 weeks claim that you will be back in the gym or picking up some street basketball within that time frame. Anticipate at least a full 12 months for a solid recovery. That way, if you are much stronger before the 12 months, you will be super happy. Bottom line, be realistic with how much time is REALLY required to heal from a sports hernia surgery.
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