Ear tube surgically removed?

I had my 2nd set of tube surgically removed after having it in my ear for 11 years ago.I am curious was having the tube removed the right thing to do? I had middle ear infection in the summer that causes some pain as well as drainage. I am also curious from the time of the surgery to get the ear tube removed, how should should I wait until I get back to physical activity? Some of the activity I am refeering to are the following: running, cycling, and tennis.

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