Yes. If you are someone who works the abdominals, you have quite the warning not to for the first few days. The muscle there is clearly traumatized for the first several days, it threw off my entire core and can mess with up right stability. As it heals it regresses into tightness, then nothing but numbness and swelling. Thanks for the well wishes and I'm happy to hear you got through it successfully. Does the swelling and numbness really need an entire year or more to progressively subside?