I've had the op, now let's hope I've lost the pain

Maria,  Mariaduthie@aol.com

I had my operation on the 10th October 2001 after only suffering for two-ish years with a painful coccyx. I fell down the stairs, landing on my son's trainer, pushing the coccyx onto lots of nerves and causing rather a lot of discomfort. After pain 'killers' (that's a joke) and injections and then physio, which made it worse, my consultant said either learn to live with it, take powerful drugs (used for manic depressives) that change the chemical reaction of your brain to pain, or surgery. I opted for surgery.

The day before I had my op, I found this site. I was in two minds to go ahead, but I did.

It's not as bad as I expected. It feels sooo much better now that the stitches are out. I'm still using the cushion to sit at the computer, and getting comfy in the evening is a bit of a nightmare, but I'm hoping that is just due to the op.

I'll let you know. Kind regards Maria

Posted: 2001-10-28


Well, I'm now a few months after surgery. I have noticed that the pain, although still there, is less severe. Unlike a lot of letters that I've read, I feel no need for painkillers. If I'm sat for a long time, I get a shocking pain when I stand up. After 10 seconds or so, it has gone. I, unlike others find it quite comfortable to sit on hard seats, leaning forward most of the time I must admit.

I have had my recovery hampered by the addition surgery on my left knee. I ruptured my anterior cruciate ligament and so have had to nurse that as well. I've not had a lot of luck lately!!!

Well, just thought I would let you know that it can work. If anyone would like a good surgeon in the south of England, he was:

Mr Nick Boeree, c/o Wessex Nuffield Hospital, Bournemouth Road, Chandlers Ford, Hants

Tel (023) 8026 6377

Updated 2002-01-06

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