I'm now about 3-4 weeks out from that visit and I have to admit I feel almost like a million bucks. I am very active (as much as before) and barely know I had an injury (it's there but pretty minute). Really it felt that way about a day after he gave me the cortisone shots which I guess is good news because although they do wear off in a couple of weeks they treat inflammation and that means it is most likely that inflammation was all that was wrong with me.
I go off the Indocin in about 3 days and that will be the real test (Meyers says you can't take Indocin for more than 45 days or so because it will mess with your stomach, honestly it's not the greatest drug to be on to begin with). If I am not noticeably worse when the Indocin goes away then then I will consider myself fully cured.
Meyers says that you can't be judged a failure (or success I suppose) from surgery until six months out.
I am hopeful that this is it for me.
For those just starting to research this problem, believe me those of us that have been through it totally understand all the frustration, the lack of knowledge by most regular docs, the conflicting information, the not knowing what to do or what the prognosis is, the wondering if you will have to shut it down forever, etc., it's definitely not fun. If you are at the beginning of this experience and are as sure as you can be that you have symptoms of AP (Athletic Pubalgia, Google it, Meyers says Sports Hernia is really a misnomer and that it's not a hernia at all) I suggest very strongly that you see a real specialist who will not give you a blank stare or tell you "its the same as a hernia" or "its a myth" (what other Drs told me). Dr. Meyers is in Philadelphia, is extremely accessible and he is certainly the most well known in the country (and once you check around you will find that there aren't very many with any kind of a reputation at all, like you can count em on one hand). There is another Dr. in Milwaukee who deals with AP and there is another in Munich that also has a very strong reputation. If you can get yourself to someone who deals with this all the time you can really give yourself some piece of mind.
Anyone who needs any help please don't hesitate to email me but of course I'm just a (former, hopefully) sufferer so my information is only relative to my own research and what I went through.