Very happy the pain is slowly going away

Jen - jennbovy@hotmail.com

Posted 2007-04-08

Hello...

For everyone that ever suffered from tailbone, coccyx pain.. it totally takes over your life, if you can find a pain management doctor to give you the steroid shots in your tailbone, it may or may not help you. However I had the shots and they do hurt, but it only took the pain away for a few days and along with pain meds it is only for a short while and boom...there it is again, that painful burning like sitting on a knife feeling everytime you get up. It was to the point that the pain was there even when laying down, can't sit or drive..nothing.

I fell on thanksgiving day of 2005, coming down cement steps covered with ice. I fell right on my tailbone. I felt the pain instantly and it got worse. I suffered for 2 1/2 years after all the meds was the only pill I found short term that helped me.

My Doctor finally said to me "We tried everything I want to send you to a Surgeon and see when he says about having the coccyx taken out". Finally on Feb 7th of this year 2007 I had it done. The surgery was not that bad, done as a out patient. I won't lie, it was painful. But the pain was a different kind of pain.

The first 2-3 weeks was really hard, you can't sit at all only lay on side. I was going out of my mind at home in the winter you cant drive, you cant do anything. But it was all worth it. It is now 2 months and I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. I am still in pain but it is not like before. So to anyone who has tailbone bone pain.. Do not wait. Get checked out and see if you are a candidate for the coccyxdectomy. The inflammation of the tailbone is a very very painful thing to live with. I am glad I had it done.

If you are a smoker, do not smoke after surgery. My doctor warned me. I did not listen and smoking actually delayed my healing, so I do regret that.

Any ? feel free to email me..

Very happy the pain is slowly going away

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