My surgery

Khrista - lkhopper@hfx.eastlink.ca

I had been experiencing tailbone pain for almost 3 years. I had an MRI, cat scan, bone density scan and an x-ray. Nothing showed on any of the tests. I was sent to a lower back specialist who gave me a cortisone injection that did nothing for the pain. I then went to an anesthesiologist who gave me two more cortisone injections. It was on the last injection when he actually felt my tailbone and said it was bent on a 90 degree angle and sent me to an orthopaedic surgeon who agreed to remove my tailbone.

I had my surgery 1 weeks ago and things are going great! I am still tender and not able to sit but I know I will have the results I hoped for. The pain post-surgery is not that much different than before surgery. I had the procedure done at about 1:50 PM and I was back home after a 45 minute drive by 5:30 PM. I had my stitches out yesterday and that, I would have to say, was the most painful thing I had ever endured (including childbirth!). I am very glad that part is over.

My doctor said I will be able to sit in about 4 weeks. Seems like a long time but I am sure it will be worth it.

Khrista

Updated 2005-02-06

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