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RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
Like Janet, I also had surgery 4.5 weeks ago. Felt pretty good for 10 days, with no problem walking a mile or more. But day 10 I walked too far going to and from a lacrosse playoff game, and also had to push up too much when crossing through the bleachers, so I had a real bad flare-up and was sure I had screwed up Meyers good work. Five days later I was OK but on day 17 I was hooking up a sprinkler and it came on and I instinctively tried to outrun it. Bad Idea! I felt something really give in the adductor region. Again after five days was somewhat better, but continued to feel that sometimes. Meyers said that it was probably just scar tissue letting loose and that after three weeks it was time to push it. So, after a week in the pool, today was my first attempt to run on the road. Just an alternating half mile walk, half mile run for three miles. Didn't feel great, but not terrible either. Bottom line-I live in fear that I screwed things up by doing too much. (I think a five gallon paint bucket weighs 40 pounds, and I moved a couple of those in the second and third weeks) My main pain now is straight up from the bottom of my groin, starting on the very bottom of whatever bone that is. But I can handle it, mostly because it doesn't feel like a pain that implies structural weekness, so it doesn't make me worry like the occasional pain and minor swelling I get in the incision area after heavier use. I'll try and ramp up the running over the next two weeks and see what happens.

One definite improvement is that since immediately after surgery I could squeeze the adductors without much pain for the first time in years.

That's probably more detail than anyone needs to hear, but I'll be curious to hear how all of you who are a few weeks behind me do over the next six weeks.

Good luck to everybody.


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