My coccygectomy story

Jackie Williamson

Posted 2012-02-26

My name's Jackie Williamson from Bletchley, UK. On the 22nd of December 2011 I had a Coccygectomy following months of pain after a fall in March and breaking my Coccyx. I tried steroid injections, one under general and one without, both failed, finally I gave the go ahead to have it removed.

I can say this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was in overnight and out by 10 the next day, no choice of mine it was a private hospital closing for Christmas!! The next 7 days were a blur thanks to Tramadol, but after that everything got better day by day.

I was driving again at 2 weeks, which I couldn't imagine doing, having to put all the pressure on my bum whilst lifting my legs to the pedal's. Back to work after 3 weeks, maybe not sitting for as long. But now 8 weeks on I just get a little pain here and there and at night whilst watching TV as it's been a long day sitting.

A little worried whilst walking on the snow, the thought of falling on my scar made me feel sick, still does. My first flight was 3 hours long last week, I did take pain killers but nowhere as bad as I've experienced before the op.

Anyone not sure I would say as a last resort go for it, it worked for me.

My surgeon was Mr Floyd for The Saxon Clinic in Milton Keynes, Bucks (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, Buckinghamshire)

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