My protruding tailbone

Anonymous -

Posted 2009-09-20

I learned of my tailbone problem from a wound center earlier this year, although I've had it for over 20 years.

The protruding tailbone has affected every aspect of my life: i.e., medically, socially, sexually, spiritually.

Early on, my tailbone problem was viewed as an "anomaly"... a unique "funny" abnormality, which didn't cause much trouble.

In my mid-twenties, I was diagnosed with MS, so I've been living with that chronic condition for the last 20 years. Medically, the tailbone experience has been similar to the MS experience in that I gradually learned how to adapt to challenges it presented to me. For example, the various tailbone cushions have helped a painful callous not to form and reform over the tailbone area. Also, the wound center is much better at removing the callous than can form over the tailbone area. Other doctors (dermatologists) have caused me much pain removing the callous, therefore I've learned it is better to go to a wound care center.

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