View Full Version : Recovery from Injury?
02-09-2006, 07:24 PM
I've been studying Krav for 2 1/2 years and love the techniques and workout.
Regrettably, I tore my abdominal wall (hernia) in an unrelated Krav event. Anybody out there ever come back from a hernia, to full strength. I'm going for surgery soon. I'm no spring chicken, but I work out very intensly in a number of different sports and I'm truly bummed out.
Anybody's experience with something like this would be great to hear about. Thanks
ps. by the way I enjoy reading all the posts, been a visitor to the site for about 1 1/2 years.
I think the QB for the Eagles, Donavon McNabb had that injury this year and he actually played half a season- though not very well.
Keeping in mind that he is probably genetically and physically in better condition, has immediate access to world class care and rehab, and the motivation of milllions of dollars... there is no word that he is not expecting a full recovery and the ability to pick up where he was before the injury.
Hopefully things work out well for you, good luck and good health.
02-10-2006, 06:45 AM
You should have no trouble coming back to full strength and doing whatever you want. Have had two, one in my 20's and one in my 30's. So far the 40's are fine. :lol:
That's funny you mentioned McNabb because the first thing I thought when forgi asked if it was possible for a full return after a hernia was \"I sure hope so, all us Eagles fans are counting on it.\" After the organization finally disclosed all the information, it was revealed that he actually suffered the injury in the off-season, reported to training camp with the tear but never showed any outward signs of injury until the second game of the season. He also ended up with groin tears, they never said so, but I assume the damage to the abdomen (core) resulted in extra stress in the groin and thus the additional injury. He is expecting a full recovery/return as you said, we're all keeping our fingers crossed. Good luck forgi.
02-10-2006, 02:38 PM
My assistant team leader on my tact unit had a similar injury. Not a KM practitioner; however, he does practice in martial arts. He is about 37 yrs old, and made a complete recevery in a very short time (@ 1 month). I will ask him if he did anything special in his hernia recovery. He tore his performing downed officer rescue drills.
02-10-2006, 04:47 PM
Thanks for the feedback, I go for my surgery on Monday and my doc says I should be back to full work out strength with no restrictions after 6 weeks. I told him I want to be able to kick over my head again and he said should not be a problem, hope he's right.
Can't wait to get back to working out with my class in CT again. Thanks for the feedback and encouraging words.
Have a great weekend!
02-13-2006, 11:20 AM
Well, I spoke to our team doctor. He is a trauma surgeon at one of the Portland area trauma units. He told me that the facia injury would be at 50 to 60% in 6 or so weeks(conservativly). He also said the strength of the repair would be 80 to 90% when fully healed in 10 months or so. Non-smokers and people without diabetes recover quicker and better from this type of surgery. From my own expierence, from the Rugby days, stay flexible and keep working out when possible.
I'm nursing a split/lacerated thumb nail and knuckle bruise from a DUII suspect that wanted to try and bite my thumb of last saturday night during an arrest. By the way, keep those fingers out of the face of bad guys. Hard lesson, I though I was going to loose a thumb until hammer fists and palm strikes to his head.
Good luck, and let me know how it goes.
02-14-2006, 04:56 PM
I Just had the surgery yesterday and it is one of the most painful experience I've ever had. Having severe pain just standing up. My surgeon assured me that I will be able to make a 100% recovery after a six weeks of laying low. I'm, sure it will be a couple more of weeks on top of that to get my cardio and muscle strength back to a decent level.
Definetely miss the workouts already. Thanks for the encouragement.
02-14-2006, 05:00 PM
ps. that sucks about your thumb. There are some real losers out there. I've got great respect for law enforcement, and hope you make a speedy recovery. I hope his face is feeling your wrath too.
Get well soon and be safe.
You showed great restraint. Having the ability to tear his head off, and not going to far. LEO's are IMHO at a greater risk because of the backlash that can come out of such an incident.(lawsuits) I hope he or she does a lot of thinking about this while standing in front of the judge. Resisting, Battery on a police officer.....the guy wasn't voted the brightest bulb in his house for sure. Heal quick and stay safe.
02-15-2006, 09:30 AM
Well oddly enough, the guy is still being held in jail. THis is not normal in the Peoples Republic of Oregon. As of 2003 it is a felony crime to commit any level of assault against an LEO. Yes, of course in ORegon we have 4 levels of assault all based on the suspects mindset. I go to grand jury tomorrow on the guy. DA is pushing this one through quick.
The thumb injury did not effect the next KM class; however, on the way back from that class monday night, I stumbled accross a DUII crash off-duty. Like a dummy, I got in an off-duty foot pursuit with suspect and pulled up a hammy as I was already cooled down from class. Its RICE for me for the next few days. (Sometimes I think I'm getting to old for this, but KM is keeping me young).
Hope all is well in post-opp forgi. and thanks all about the kind words on LEOs. My co-workers and I appreciate them.
02-15-2006, 04:09 PM
Did you catch him?
02-19-2006, 10:04 PM
As I skipped on one foot to a stop, I yelled \"Stop police, you're under arrest.\" It works about as good as, stop or I'll shoot. That is, almost never. But, this time it did. He was plowed and prob would have froze to death out in the rural area.
Hammy is doing fine now, just in time for the edged weapon seminar.
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