Just thought I'd chime in here-
Surf, to answer your question about PT:
I've been doing what I'm guessing are fairly typical pelvic/hip and core rehab exercises - 4-way straight leg lifts with ankle weights, bridges, planks, and transverse ab "sets" (think pull your navel to your spine). The most interesting and maybe the most productive so far have involved elastic tubing - squats in combo with resisting the trainer on tubing, supine raised leg heel touches while pulling down on tubing, etc. As you see I'm more active than a lot of folks on here. My pain is delayed and really only comes on after a few sessions. When it acts up though, I feel like my abs are being torn apart...
Albert, I appreciate and admire your positive attitude, and I have to agree with you that a negative mindset only sets one up to perceive things negatively. I'm very happy that things are going well for you so far. I agree that Surf should try to flip his focus around.
However, I can also relate to the desperation I sense in his posts. All of my doctors, friends, family - everyone in my life is clueless as to the discomfort I'm in. They think I'm insane to want to let an obscure surgeon perform a little-known procedure for the price of a new car. The medical community tells me my problem doesn't exist. My insurance company considers surgical repair of AP "experimental and investigational." What does this sum to? A feeling like the cards are stacked against me...
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have decided to make an appeal to my insurance provider, but I've already heard that the rates of overturning denials are slim. But like you, this won't stop me, and if I have to ultimately go into debt to solve this, then I will. It's just an awful situation to be in.