PUTTING OUR HEADS TOGETHER
My hat is off to the guys who manage LetsRun.com. This LetsRun.com thread has been a godsend to me, and to many others, I'm sure, who suffer from sports hernia.
It seems to me that all of us who have sports hernia would jointly benefit if we formed an association and stepped up our collaboration to the next higher level.
The highest collaboration would be to convene a joint meeting somewhere central, and have several meetings over a 2 day period. A convention. We could compare notes and very likely make some very valuable discoveries that would save us all some pain, heartache and mistakes.
But, like many people, unless the convention was in Florida (where I'll be moving next week) I couldn't afford the travel and lodging.
A DEDICATED VBULLETIN FORUM
A forum dedicated solely to sports hernia would be the next best thing to a series of conventions, it seems to me. The cadillac of forum software, I think, is VBulletin. It costs $100 per year for a VBulletin license. Then the forum must be hosted somewhere. SiteGround.com is a reliable host for VBulletin, charging $5.95 per month. A domain name with .org extension costs about $20/year at GoDaddy.com So, the total out of pocket cost for a first class dedicated forum for sports hernia sufferers would be $192 per year.
VBulletin licence $100/yr
SiteGround.com hosting $72/yr
Domain name for .org $20/yr
I am willing myself to donate $100 towards this for the first year. If we have one other person willing to donate $100, and then a third person willing to do the work of purchasing the services and setting up the forum, then we could immediately improve our power of collaboration as a group.
Sports hernia is having a major impact on the lives of all of its sufferers. It affects our happiness, our ability to perform well at our jobs, etc. And even the cost of a seemingly minor doctor visit can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
So for me to donate $100 dollars toward a special forum dedicated to sports hernia sufferers, which could make the difference between me healing or not healing, is money very well spent.
IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE?
Is there anybody else willing to donate $100, or someone to be the person who purchases the vbulletin license, the domain name, and the SiteGround.com account, using our donations?
Sports hernia is such a debilitating condition. It seems to me we all are crazy for not collaborating more actively. I've collected now about 5 or 6 or more real life stories of people who have successfully healed sports hernia.
But it's plain to see from this LetsRun.com thread that there are many others who have failed to heal. I think that if we really examined the details closely, and collaborated more efficiently, we would discover the best approaches, and also discover the hidden pitfalls that we are falling into today because of simple blind ignorance in the face of a complex condition.
We would all benefit by having a more efficient means for exchanging thoughts and ideas, and thereby discovering important truths and solutions.