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pos26
12/19/2016 2:33pm,
Whats up. This is a GREAT FORUM. I just got two sports hernias repaired one on each side and of course I'm taking at least 6 weeks off from exercise and contact sports. Here's the question my surgeon is telling me the body blows from years of sparring might have caught up to me. That I should throw in the towel on full contact sparring after this and that if I do continue to spar I will likely have further complications with my core. My loved ones of course are singing with glee but they don't understand the trade off. Life isn't the same when you're not sparring.

I'm 33, not old but a bit older than most of the hernia repair threads where the guy bounces back like a complete maniac. Also none of those threads had a Dr. telling them it could be from taking too many shots (which I would like people's opinion on if that's even a thing that gives hernias). Lets say after two months I feel fine. It's going to be hard to not put the gloves back on. Throughout my life I've always had loved ones complaining about me fighting and all that **** so I've become desensitized to words of caution. However this is the first time a Dr. has said something along the lines of "you ought to quit."

The problem is, these people have never done it before and through the years I've had like a million loved ones try to say "it's not worth it." Complete bullshit. Fighting is awesome, its the best exercise and the best endorphins, sure I probably wouldnt ache in a hell of a lot of the places I ache if I hadn't done it; but I would never trade those aches for the experience in my life. However, these hernias were the real deal. They slowed me down real bad at work, made me gruff to my loved ones, and just gave me a miserable demeanor at random times for years. They cost me money and quality of life for 3 years since I just assumed the throbbing constant pain was me getting older or something and never bothered to get it checked. Fixing them was not that horrible but also not just complete bullshit and very expensive.

What do the 1,000s of years combined experience of this forum have to say? I'd appreciate the opinions of those a little older though being that when I was in my 20's I generally ignored all my injuries and just fought through them while they healed themselves lmao. Just want some advice from people who know the thrill of fighting and can realistically give me a good idea how bad the trade off with injuries/pain gets as you get older. These other people, they just don't understand and I've had a lot of fulfillment with the sport for the past 15 years.

Oh, one last thing: WOW, I feel way better. If anybody reading this has a hernia GET IT FUCKING FIXED you'll be so much happier.

ermghoti
1/05/2017 7:44pm,
I'd check with a sports medicine specialist. A surgeon is quite likely to tell you stop doing something that might **** up their handiwork without thinking anything of it.

dan.peterson
1/14/2017 1:21pm,
Hey pos26,
whoever tells you "you ought to quit" has crap in their head, they have already quit, so not to feel less worthy they tell others to quit.

There's this story of a soldier who repeatedly parachuted, his knees got severely injured, his whole body was like an old van and totally useless, he was now in a wheel chair. All doctors told him he was not going to walk ever again. He put on weight, overweight, his body was a mess. Now he can run (probably faster than you and me), he can do some pretty tough yoga postures, handstands, whatnot. See if you can google that, the story is quite motivating.

So no, don't quit, keep talking to specialists. But BE SMART, your body is not for ever, it wears and tears, and much more if you don't use it properly, but if you train smarter you can make it last more. You are too young, and you have a lot to go, and learn, and improve. You can get in the best shape of your life. How in shape is this doctor? How's his life? Don't take advice from anyone just because they have a piece of paper that says "Doctor".

ChenPengFi
1/14/2017 1:26pm,
Hey pos26,
whoever tells you "you ought to quit" has crap in their head, they have already quit, so not to feel less worthy they tell others to quit.

There's this story of a soldier who repeatedly parachuted, his knees got severely injured, his whole body was like an old van and totally useless, he was now in a wheel chair. All doctors told him he was not going to walk ever again. He put on weight, overweight, his body was a mess. Now he can run (probably faster than you and me), he can do some pretty tough yoga postures, handstands, whatnot. See if you can google that, the story is quite motivating.

So no, don't quit, keep talking to specialists. But BE SMART, your body is not for ever, it wears and tears, and much more if you don't use it properly, but if you train smarter you can make it last more. You are too young, and you have a lot to go, and learn, and improve. You can get in the best shape of your life. How in shape is this doctor? How's his life? Don't take advice from anyone just because they have a piece of paper that says "Doctor".



Do you have a learning disability?

dan.peterson
1/14/2017 1:27pm,
Do you have a learning disability?

Probably so. There's stuff for me that's hard to learn, like stuff I don't like, for example, Dancing.
Why do you ask?

ChenPengFi
1/14/2017 1:28pm,
I just want to know the sort I'm dealing with.

dan.peterson
1/14/2017 1:30pm,
I'm not sure what you mean. Do you have a learning disability yourself?

BackFistMonkey
1/14/2017 1:45pm,
I'd check with a sports medicine specialist. A surgeon is quite likely to tell you stop doing something that might **** up their handiwork without thinking anything of it.

I am with ermghoti on this one 100%. Sports Medicine docs are usually the best route for people who wish to continue training or participate in "sporty" type stuffes.



I'm not sure what you mean.
He literally means " are you having a bad day/drunk/high/mentally deficient? Cause what you just said makes me think that"

Do you have a learning disability yourself?
He might have some slight brain damage or lasting concussion side effects but mainly he is just an asshole.

ChenPengFi
1/14/2017 1:46pm,
It's mean to poke fun at retards.

dan.peterson
1/14/2017 1:52pm,
I am with ermghoti on this one 100%. Sports Medicine docs are usually the best route for people who with to continue training or participate in "sporty" type stuffes.



He literally means " are you having a bad day/drunk/high/mentally deficient? Cause what you just said makes me think that"

He might have some slight brain damage or lasting concussion side effects but mainly he is just an asshole.

LOL Alright... yeah I mean, I was speaking my mind about the topic. Thanks for clearing that up BackFistMonkey. I understand "what I'm dealing with now", same as what he is dealing with, a human being. haha

BackFistMonkey
1/14/2017 1:54pm,
It's mean to poke fun at retards.

Let us not forget we are in the PTDHF (Physical Training, Diet, and Health Forum) and keep the baiting and trolling to a minimum please.

ChenPengFi
1/14/2017 3:56pm,
Let us not forget we are in the PTDHF (Physical Training, Diet, and Health Forum) and keep the baiting and trolling to a minimum please.

I'm well aware and not trolling or baiting.



There's this story of a soldier who repeatedly parachuted, his knees got severely injured, his whole body was like an old van and totally useless, he was now in a wheel chair. All doctors told him he was not going to walk ever again. He put on weight, overweight, his body was a mess. Now he can run (probably faster than you and me), he can do some pretty tough yoga postures, handstands, whatnot. See if you can google that, the story is quite motivating.


So what?
There are many stories of how non-compliance led to disaster too.
Your anecdote is meaningless.




So no, don't quit, keep talking to specialists. But BE SMART, your body is not for ever, it wears and tears, and much more if you don't use it properly, but if you train smarter you can make it last more. You are too young, and you have a lot to go, and learn, and improve. You can get in the best shape of your life. How in shape is this doctor? How's his life? Don't take advice from anyone just because they have a piece of paper that says "Doctor".



Who gives a **** how in shape a doc is?
I'm way more concerned about the paper on the wall, as anyone else should be.
Personal life?
LOL.
I also don't really give a **** about that, and neither should anyone else for the most part.

What you shouldn't do is ignore your doctor's advice for some retard on the internet's random anecdotes and unsupported assertions.

BackFistMonkey
1/14/2017 4:21pm,
That comment was a reminder to new posters and readers to flesh out what the rules are.

ChenPengFi
1/14/2017 4:32pm,
Understood.
I usually make a point of checking where something's posted but still forget at times.

ChenPengFi
1/14/2017 4:42pm,
Whats up. This is a GREAT FORUM. I just got two sports hernias repaired one on each side and of course I'm taking at least 6 weeks off from exercise and contact sports. Here's the question my surgeon is telling me the body blows from years of sparring might have caught up to me. That I should throw in the towel on full contact sparring after this and that if I do continue to spar I will likely have further complications with my core. My loved ones of course are singing with glee but they don't understand the trade off. Life isn't the same when you're not sparring.

I'm 33, not old but a bit older than most of the hernia repair threads where the guy bounces back like a complete maniac. Also none of those threads had a Dr. telling them it could be from taking too many shots (which I would like people's opinion on if that's even a thing that gives hernias). Lets say after two months I feel fine. It's going to be hard to not put the gloves back on. Throughout my life I've always had loved ones complaining about me fighting and all that **** so I've become desensitized to words of caution. However this is the first time a Dr. has said something along the lines of "you ought to quit."

The problem is, these people have never done it before and through the years I've had like a million loved ones try to say "it's not worth it." Complete bullshit. Fighting is awesome, its the best exercise and the best endorphins, sure I probably wouldnt ache in a hell of a lot of the places I ache if I hadn't done it; but I would never trade those aches for the experience in my life. However, these hernias were the real deal. They slowed me down real bad at work, made me gruff to my loved ones, and just gave me a miserable demeanor at random times for years. They cost me money and quality of life for 3 years since I just assumed the throbbing constant pain was me getting older or something and never bothered to get it checked. Fixing them was not that horrible but also not just complete bullshit and very expensive.

What do the 1,000s of years combined experience of this forum have to say? I'd appreciate the opinions of those a little older though being that when I was in my 20's I generally ignored all my injuries and just fought through them while they healed themselves lmao. Just want some advice from people who know the thrill of fighting and can realistically give me a good idea how bad the trade off with injuries/pain gets as you get older. These other people, they just don't understand and I've had a lot of fulfillment with the sport for the past 15 years.

Oh, one last thing: WOW, I feel way better. If anybody reading this has a hernia GET IT FUCKING FIXED you'll be so much happier.



You're basically asking if the sports you do, could be bad for the repairs of the injuries, that those sports gave you.
You could get a second opinion from a specialist of course but your question is built on shaky ground.

BigJim520
1/14/2017 6:53pm,
Pos26, I'm much older than you and recently had hernia surgery. My surgeon gave me no such warning (just to ease back into things after 6 weeks). Maybe you should get the opinion of another doc. Also it sounds like you've already made up your mind and are looking for random people on the internet to back up your decision.