Original posting 2001-12-09:
I'm writing to let you know that I am scheduled to talk to my Doctor December 14 on coccygectomy. I too have been suffering for 5 years and have been down the road with all procedures. I think I am a good candidate for this surgery, God knows it could not get any worse. This Doctor has taken out about 20 in his years of practice.
I thank all of you for all the testimonies it will help me sort through it. Just to read some of the same things that I am going through helps a lot. Thanks God for this web-site.
I had surgery on 19 June 2002, and thought I'd give you my update. My doctor is Dr. Edmond Dyas in Mobile, Alabama, a great doctor (note - died in 2011). He did a complete removal of my t-bone, it was curved down and sharp point on one side, he said it was one of the worst he had seen.
I stayed in hospital 1 day and had stitches out in 5 days. I went back to work 2 months later, but still have soreness when I sit too long. He reassures me that in time it will get better. I am glad I had this done, just wish I would of found him sooner. For anyone thinking of having this, you have to be patient because it does take time to heal those delicate tissues.
Just wanted to let you know I'm coming up on 7 months since surgery, each day I'm doing better. Am I glad I had the surgery? you bet, wish it could of been done years ago.
I still have soreness in that area but hope in time that will heal. My sacrum has been flaring up but my PT takes care of that. I found out last month I bone spurs in both feet, so I've been under Dr care and Physical Therapy, needless to say the feet hurt so bad I forget about bottom pain.
Take care, Linda