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Mike in Va
RE: Back from Munich - Feeling Great!

I agree. Just something I want to add into my normal workout routine. I won't be playing anymore soccer in this life other than maybe coaching some kids. I'm pretty much down to just being happy I feel good. My activities will include jogging, core work, golf, and some 6 man volleyball on the beach. I'll get some surfing in when the next storm comes up the coast here. I removed my sterile strips today and there is almost no visible scar. It's truly amazing how good Dr. UM is at this procedure. The swelling is almost all gone and now the residual bruising is all that's left 9 days post op. Everything she told me would happen post-op has happened right on queue (Thankfully). I did my walk and ran another light 1 mile at the track again this morning. No pain whatsoever. Incision soreness and numbness along the groin should fade over the next 3-6 weeks. One thing people should realize, is that despite the quick return to activity under Dr. UM's procedure, it is 8-12 months before everything is completely healed. She was very clear about this in my post-op meeting. I'm extremely satisfied with my decision to go to Germany and have this procedure done. Good luck to those visiting with her on July 4th. You are in great hands. Be very clear with her about all the pains you are feeling and realize that Dr. UM focuses on the repair to the abdominal wall. If you have already confirmed tears in other areas by MRI, then she is not going to address those problems and I suggest going to Philly to see Meyers.

Mike in Va

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