head but nooooooo this sharp pain in my groing is keeping me pretty much floored or stuck to tbeer drinking.
IS this normal for 13 days post surgery??? or am I fucked for life an doomed to never return to althetics...(yeah i spelled athletics wrong on purpose...dawg).
Well, I had bilateral inguinal hernia repair almost 5 weeks and 4 days ago. I had 2 hernias on the left side (one direct, one indirect) and one on the right side. The surgery was performed through 2 inch incisions on each side of the lower abdomen and patches sutured in place. My surgeon said no exercise for 6 weeks. During Weeks 1-2 post-op, I dealt with constant burning pain in the general incision area that was controlled with Percocet. My walking was slow during that time and I took measured steps. If I made any fast unmeasured movements with my legs, I'd get a stabbing burning pain in one or both incision areas or in the crease on each side of the scrotum. Not fun, and it sounds like you're having it too. During Weeks 3-4 post-op, my walking became easier, more relaxed, with a greater range of motion, but getting up from a laying position was dicey and would often bring the buring pain to the same areas. I didn't get over this until late in Week 4. I started easy activity late in Week 4 post op (easy short swim, 15 minute easy walks). I am in the middle of Week 5 now and don't feel any pain on movement, but there is a weird lingering "pain" that feels like sunburn underneath the skin of the general incision area and the skin overlying this area has a degree of numbness to it. Actually, this mild burn under somewhat numb skin has been there the entire time, but it is the only remnant noticeable now.
Be patient. Let your body heal at it's own rate and don't compare yourself to others. It's not a contest.
Take advantage of the down time. You miss your sport, so use this time to study the philosophy or advanced tactics. It should be time well spent. You want to come back stronger than before. You need time to do that physically. You have the time now to do that mentally.
By the way, I'm 57 yo. You sound much younger. You'll do just fine. I know I will. Best wishes for a great year!