MemberJanuary 28, 2015 at 10:51 pm
future of inguinal repair and PT
Thanks again for the feedback RJ. I spent most of December on a regular dose of NSAIDS although my body never really responds to them in terms of pain and it is hard to tell if I get any reduction in inflammation. For the first 2/3 of the month I was taking ibuprofen regularly and then I switched to sodium naproxen to see if there would be any more improvement. I didn’t notice much. About 2 weeks ago I decided to switch to tumeric capsules with bromelain. I generally don’t turn to herbal/supplemental remedies too often but at this point I am desperate, so what the hell.
Regarding the physical therapy progress I was doing pretty good until today. Recently I even managed to add in two 5-10 mile flat bike rides the week before. Things didn’t feel 100 percent but they felt ok. Monday I tried a 10 mile bike ride home from work which didn’t bother me and on Tues I went shopping in an outdoor mall where I was on my feet for more than an hour. Sadly the pain and swelling began to return today and I have been very frustrated. I will return to just my physical therapy for activities again and see if I can reduce the pain once more.
These relapses are taking a big toll on my self-esteem. The prospect of ever seriously climbing and biking is dwindling pretty fast. If I had any notion a year ago that this would be my circumstance I would have never opted for the surgery. That pain was somewhat manageable then. I know I complain about my hobbies being the big sacrifice but the scary part is the loss of ability in my daily living, ie home repairs and the belief that i can put in a hard day of work.
Keeping my fingers crossed.