(Original post by jamboogy)
A month or two ago, I injured my groin playing football for school. I accepted it, but being my first actual injury, I sort of took the piss. Even though I knew I was injured, I'd join in on cheeky games of bums during break times, or just casual kick abouts. Doing so made it worse, so it was then that I decided to rest it, and restrain myself from stupid little activities which would prolong my groin injury.
So, I rested, and next thing I knew (well, actually it was like weeks) it was all fine. I stretched it out, did some sprinting in the park, and it was fine. Then came that ****ing Friday when I was on the way home after a day out with friends. It was late, the tube was going to shut soon, and there was a bus coming. I had recovered (or so it seemed), so whaddaya know, I decided to run for the bus cos I wanted to get home without any trouble.
The next morning, I woke up, and my groin was absolutely destroyed; really swollen, hurt A LOT. Having done some research, I came to the conclusion that it may have been a minor sports hernia - I could relate to a lot of the symptoms. I iced it, and it felt better the next day. I chose to rest it for a while.
Just as it was getting better, I completely destroyed any recovery which I may have made during a charity walk on the Wednesday just passed for school across 10 bridges in London. One of my mates thought it would be funny to bring a scooter along with our walk, and sure it was pretty funny. The thing is, I had never ridden a scooter before, so I spent time riding on it occasionally for ****s and gigs.
Next thing I knew, the next morning when I woke up it hurt, just like it hurt ages ago.
Being my first proper injury, I know it's completely my fault for aggravating it all the time.
I am now fully aware of the consequences of my stupid actions; I can't follow my standard weekly workout regime, and I can't play ANY sports. I'm starting to let myself go and it's really starting to mess with my head because I can't really do ANYTHING physical since the groin is linked with your core, which is used all the time. I'm ridiculously angry at myself for being such an idiot, but please, can you guys give me some advice on how to combat this ****ing injury and the effect it's having on me mentally.
As of Thursday, I'm now properly resting it, making sure to ice it and keep it wrapped warm.
- injured groin, didn't take it seriously, been injured for months now, and now I'm struggling to cope with not being able to work out or play sports.