Amy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Last May 2004 I had an accident and fell straight on my bum, next day I was in a lot of pain, and few a few weeks after that, I went to the doctor who sent me straight for x-rays. I had shattered the bottom of my coccyx and dislocated the top. My consultant said straight away it has to come out.
I had my op on 17th May 2005, just 11 days ago. I was nervous about the whole thing. I went down at 1.30 PM and was back on the ward at 3.50 PM. I went home at 6 PM. I was given a local after the op so the pain wouldn't be to bad and I could get in the car to go home. I was walking 20 mins after coming back to the ward, and walked out to the car. I wasn't in any pain at all.
Day after op
I kept waking in the night to find I had turned onto my back without realising. I was not in any pain at all, the only pain was from my throat, this was from the tubes, I also took laxatives to start my bowels gently. Just feel very tired.
Feeling sore around the wound, still taking laxatives with no joy of any action, still very tired, still no pain. Had a dressing change, all looks well, slept most of today.
One week on
My stitches are getting tight now, and uncomfortable, felling a little fed up today, throat has gone down, Oh but good news Laxatives have finally worked hahaha,
Stitches are so incredibly itchy and annoying, I got very snappy and was a grumpy cow so my hubby said. Can't wait till tomorrow for stitches to come out.
Day 10 Stitches out
I couldn't wait to get to the doctors, it was getting unbearable, didn't sleep last night, The nurse said the stitches were so tight she had a job getting the out, it was a painful 20 mins. But the relief afterwards was great. It is still a bit achey and a bit bruised, but I am feeling great, no major pain, I thought I would be in the same pain as I was after the accident, but this doesn't even come close.
This is where I am today. I didn't sleep too well last night but it was very hot as well. I am feeling a bit achey this morning but seems to be easing up already, feeling good though, still can't drive, so still a bit house bound, but friends are keeping me out and about, and have been fantastic. And my hubby has been fantastic, I didn't know his housework skills were so good till now, and the kids tidy their things away as soon as I told them, its been good while it lasted.
My surgeon was Dr G Howell OBE From Croydon Surrey Area (See List of doctors and specialists in the UK (Surrey)). He was fantastic!
Will let you all know in a few months how I am,
All the best to all of you.