Sunday, May 18, 2008

sorry i have been away from this blog. i will be away longer...

sorry i haven't been posting nor checking this blog for a long time till today.
i have had too many days of pains and confusing symptoms and reviewing everything has been kind of a bummer since i still have issues.
i got diagnosed as having lyme disease over a month ago, after being bitten by a deer tick last september. at that time i had the rash and all the lyme symptoms. but, like sports hernias, the lyme diagnosis can also be elusive due to 1) lack of knowledge 2) lack of good testing, and 3) doc egos. despite the obvious, my doctor said i didn't have lyme because the blood tests weren't "positive enough." this is very hard to believe. things were getting better for me as far as the sports hernia recoup was going, then i was bitten. within a few months my shoulders were killing me, then things continued to spread and get worse. finally, in march, i was diagnosed as having lyme.
so i think that perhaps the lyme has halted my sports hernia healing. the past 8 months have been very gloomy. with that, i decided to cool back from posting.

now i need to point out the importance of labral tearing. it has been posted, even in one of my earlier posts, that such tears can be underlying causes of or perhaps results of sports hernias. i did get diagnosed with a left labral tear 2 months before my sports hernia diagnosis. now that it is almost 2 years post-op, and i still have that pain in my gluteals and groin on that same side, i am going to get it checked out again.

so please pardon my absence from updating this blog for a good while in the future. but i will start it up again in a number of months.
daniel, feel free to link this blog to yours.

i seriously hope that this blog has been helpful to people out there. i genuinely hope that all of you feel better and can return to normal lives without pain in the groin.
i am also working on a book that will basically be memoirs of this battle with not only the diagnosis and treatment but also the doctors and medical system that i strongly feel has turned our battles from what should be simple into long journeys. this has left me financially ruined, often depressed, yet much wiser. i hope that when my book is done, it will also serve as a positive influence for anyone suffering with similar battles.

if you want to get in touch with me, post your email or a way to get in touch and i guarantee i will at some point.

best wishes

john (sports herniac)