Fibromyalgia and coccydynia

Miss Ve -

I am a 44 year old woman who took a bad fall on my butt approx. 4 years ago. I fell down a flight of outdoor stairs . . . actually I flew, out about 5 feet out and then straight down 6 feet. It knocked the wind out of me. When I was finally able to stand, right off I felt my left buttock start to swell up.

Off to the hospital I went. I ended up having a hematoma about 14 by 16 centimeters around. X-rays were done and nothing was broken. It looked like my cheek was pregnant! Approx. 6 months later I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue disorder. With this diagnosis every joint hurts and your body feels like a really bad flu all the time.

I have been going to a pain clinic for the last year and one of the doctors suggested that I see a cranio-sacral masseuse due to the chronic headaches and pain when sitting. On my very first visit with her (all she knew why I was there was for the fibro) she asked what happened to my bum. After several visits she convinced me to see an ortho doc to have x-rays done. That's when I found out about my bent tailbone.

I went for the injections, which they ended up have to inject me with 8 shots of numbing stuff just to be able to do the procedure. As soon as the Novocain wore off I was in so much pain, I could not sleep on my back for a week, my hips ached from lying on them all the time. I know this severe of a reaction was due to the fibro. Fibro people don't react well to trauma induce to their bodies. I am now scheduled to have the surgery to have it removed on Dec. 1st, in 3 weeks.

I have read many of the posts and I know this is going to be a long painful haul.

I wondering if any body else has fibro also that went through this and how long the needed help when they first got home. I read that most people say for 2-3 days, but because everything hurts on me before hand...?

Any good recovery tips would be helpful also. What type of things should I get beforehand, that would be helpful.

Miss Ve

Updated 2005-11-20

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