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RE: post op report
I had surgery with Dr. Cattey in early June. Prior to the surgery, I couldn't shuffle more than 5-10 minutes at a time, without having pain in the upper part of my groin near the attachment to the pelvis. However, unlike some others, I only had problems while running. I could walk, bike, and do light weights without a problem. I tried physical therapy, but it didn't do any good.
The surgery was in early June. Originally, the doctor said I should be running again in 2 weeks and training full throttle in 4 weeks. That proved to be way optimistic. I needed 4-6 weeks before I could do as much as shuffle every other day, and even then, it nagged me considerably until the end of August. I turned the corner in September, and am probably 90-95% today.
The injury still lingers in the background occasionally (maybe once per week, usually at the end of a long run)-- not enough to take a day off or even cut a workout short, but still enough for me to worry that I might not be "in the clear" just yet. But that could be said for just about any muscular injury. Overall, while I took longer than expected to heal from the surgery, I am satisfied and cautiously optimistic ablut the future.
My one complaint is that Dr. Cattey was not very good at returning phone calls. I think he returned the first two calls, but as my problems persisted beyond the "normal" recovery period, he stopped calling back. It was odd.
Hope this helps.
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