Does anybody have any advice on riding with a hernia?
I'm 43, have had three, one umbilical, and bilateral inguinal hernias. Have had surgery to place mesh on all three, last time was Jan09, when i lived in the US.
In the last two weeks i've started to feel that familiar pressure and throbbing in the groin. Saw a GP 2 days ago, who's referred me for an ultrasound, maybe in 6 weeks (!)...may not even know what's really going on until late May.
I had leukemia and chemotherapy around 16months ago...had a great early spring this year, thought i might get close to my pre-cancer form this coming summer. Alas, i literally bust a gut riding with the fast boys on the local club run.
I've stopped doing hilly rides (God how i miss the Bwlch and the Rhigos!) and ride alone along the flat marshy lane between Cardiff and Newport.
Can i salvage my season? should i stop riding now, missing out on prime riding weather? switch to swimming?
A high pain threshold is not always a good thing