Well gang today i am 11 weeks post-op.
I would say I am 90-95% healed for my AP and 100% in the adductor region.
I am out of here to go live my life. I fully intended to update until week 12 because that is what Meyers said for full recovery.
I guess Surf can put me in his category of failures....
In reality I had a serious injury (meyers said a 10 of 10) and I was hurt 4.5 years and out of shape. So I know personally that this surgery can get you back as far as living. I do not know about competing because that is not where my life is now. I can walk 7 miles no problem...I can run sprints when my knee lets me.....I can do yardwork for 5-8 hours.....I can lift weights.....I can ride in a car long distances now....Most important to me is that I can concentrate on a task without thinking about my leg pain (compartment syndrome)...I never did have moments of no pain...Mine was 24/7...365...
My point is that if your specialist suggests surgery it is not a coin toss....It is not a huge gamble. The odds are on your side......If you want to you can play sports again if that is your goal. Your body is meant to heal. It wants to heal. This surgery puts your pelvic floor in position to heal. I am proof of that. I made zero progress prior and leaps and bounds after. That tells me Meyers put me together but i healed me. The power is in all of us to do the best we can with what we have. I had underlying imbalances...lots of them..
Groin pain - GONE
Hip pain - GONE
Testicle pain - GONE
Pubic pain - GONE
calf pain extreme - GONE
SI joint pain - GONE
buttock pain - GONE
opposite side back weakness/tightness - 85% GONE and improving
So if this was considered a failure and a huge gamble then i will take it.....It has allowed me to live again.
I do not think I was anything special or a miracle at all. I just think that I was one of Meyers 96%....
If I could get 96% odds on most things in life I would be thrilled. To me the real gamble is not doing anything about it or not knowing what is wrong. In this day and age of technology that is just plain dumb.
I am also very tired of this being a place to argue instead of a positive one to heal. It is most of the time and I appreciate all who have contributed real experiences.
I know I would be further along had it not been for my knee and heel injuries. 1 I had prior to surgery (foot) and the other injured at week 5.
I am now going to concentrate on healing the knee. While healing 3 injuries sometimes I have to do things that hurt the others while healing the AP.
I wish all success and if anyone needs to get a hold of me please e-mail me. Pmazzdog@aol.com
Cheers and continued healing to JC, Tiff, Hockey Player, Melodrama, KentJr, Den, REM, Mike's and all others who were operated on and need to concentrate on the positives....