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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
Osaru, Willg and others, thanks for the updates. I find it really useful to hear details of people's progress both pre and post surgery. Some are probably hesitant to repeat what they've already posted, but I find it easier to hear the whole story again than go back through earlier posts.
As I posted a few weeks ago, I thought I might avoid surgery, as even after going off the Indocin that Meyer's prescribed, I was still able to run without pain. But three and a half weeks ago, climbing around at work, the hilly five miles I ran, or the combination of the two has put me right back where I was last fall and winter. I have had no real recovery since that day. I am in the same pattern as always: I try and run a bit until I overdo it, and then it is ALWAYS 5-6 days of recovery (if I don't do much during that time). Has anyone else experienced this pattern? The depressing thing is that I now seem to get some lower groin or adductor pain, whereas before my only pain was centered below my belly button.
I was supposed to see Meyer's again this week, but decided to wait until September when I could actually go ahead with surgery if he thinks it will work.
In the meantime, I am especially anxious to hear progress reports from those of you who have had surgery by him. Of recent posters, Run Daddy is the one person who seemed to be mostly out of the woods. I will have to decide soon, and need to guage when I can fit the recovery into my work schedule. I'm older than most of you (55) so I have to allow for an even longer recovery time. It seems, though, that I can't keep building houses and doing anything recreational without the knife. One or the other, maybe, but definitely not both.
Thanks to everyone for all the info.
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