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shoelessj
RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
To those who have recently gone under the knife with Meyers: The first two weeks are really painful. Yes you feel pain when you stand, move and sit down. Only natural. Listen to your body, but certainly don't walk a mile the first week...that's really pushing it too hard. Just make sure you do stand up and walk around the house a bit.

It took me until about week 3 to finally start moving around better. You're dealing with not only the repair by the incision site as well, in a very sensitive area. I can only urge you to listen to your body.

I would also highly recommend seeking counsel from a good physical therapist. I tried pilates at week 5 and wasn't ready. Others will be, it really depends on how you heal and it's different for everyone. The therapist will take you back to square one so you can learn how to move again. Getting over surgery without this type of guidance would only hinder your progress, I feel.

So take it easy for the first couple of weeks; just don't sit on the couch the entire time. Get up, walk around a bit and sit when you think you should. Your body is very good communicator. Remember, you just had a pretty significant surgery...it's completely normal to feel pain..old pain, new pain, etc. Give it time...and just be positive, eat well and imagine yourself back playing your sport and you'll get there.

joe

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