Kim - firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a story VERY similar to Karen including the approximate date she noticed her tailbone pain. I am debating the whole surgery thing myself but cannot seem to commit yet.
I wanted to mention that I was looking through a Harriet Carter catalog and they offer two types of seat cushions to help relieve stress on the coccyx. I noticed one of them said "As seen on TV". It's called a Seat Solution Orthopedic Seat Cushion. It runs about $15.00. Well, they just put an "As seen on TV" store in our mall so I went out last night and bought one. I used it to drive to work this morning and then at my desk in my office. So far it has helped a lot . . . enough to hold me over until I make the surgery decision. I know it will really help a lot on long car trips, too. So far, so good. I am going to give it a week and if it keeps working, I intend to get another to keep in the car and use at home. Right now, my primary need for it is at work where I sit for 11 hours a day.
I thought people with a similar condition might want to try this inexpensive, non-invasive option.
I would love to hear any feedback from anyone who buys one.
Thanks so much for providing us this site to compare our ailment.
Note from Jon Miles - see also the cushions page.