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RE: Surf's status report - Introduction

Rick wrote:

But if I would function normally in my dailly life and the only time that I had pain was when I played soccer wiyh my friends, then I would seriosly think about if it is worth it. You only have one body.


Well said. I've arrived at that same conclusion after spending hours reading this years-long thread at LetsRun, and seeing the frustration and suffering of a significant number of people who had surgery, but later struggled with results that were not what they had expected or wanted.

To the subset of people here who are still considering surgery, and whose everyday life is fine, and their only reason for wanting surgery is so they can play amateur sports, I can't help but point out that it would be a huge gamble with one's future happiness on earth, just so you can play your paticular amateur sport.

There are a lot of other great sports that could probably bring plenty of excitement instead, as a substitute. Biking, hiking, jogging, mountain climbing, hang gliding, sailing, surfing, diving, hunting, flying. Maybe even racketball or tennis.

Me? I just want to be able to live a normal life. I'm willing to say goodbye to basketball, even though I'll always miss it.

My question to anyone that questions the riskiness of sports hernia surgery: Does the doctor you're considering require patients to sign a waiver, accepting the risk upon you the patient, instead of the doctor, before surgery? I'm guessing they do. They may advertise 96% success rate, etc., but I'll bet the risk is thrust upon the patient before surgery begins, with a legal waiver being signed.

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