Hit coccyx on steel pole

Mike Putney - mikeputney@sbcglobal.net

Posted 2007-09-30

Hello! Mike Putney is my name. I've had a good life in doubels, you might say. I'm 53 now and have been suffering tailbone pain for about 12 years. I'm a surfer /painter of yachts in California. My accident happened on a lapsworth 40 ft sailboat. I was painting the whole boat but the accident happened on the outside around the entrance, it was a little tight headquarters and with the paint bucket in one hand and the brush in the other, I simply bent down to paint the portside entrance bulkhead panel and hit the stainless steel stanchion life line pole with my coccyx! A direct hit to top of the pole. Christ sakes I wish it would of gone up my asshole, it probably would of been less damaging!

Anyway, I can't drive for over a half hour or sit over 10 min at a time with out my legs getting tingly and numb. I still paint and varnish boats, but can't be on knees for over 10 min, at a time. I'm standing in my boat, hunched over this computer writing this, and feel like I had better get moving, somehow its best to not stay anywhere too long. Its best to let your friends know what's going on with your pain.


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