Recovery from coccyx surgery?

Angela -

Posted 2012-07-15

I am scheduled to have my coccyx removed Tuesday 10 July and very nervous about the recovery, so I went searching and found your page. Thank you to everyone for sharing your experiences.

After losing over 100 pounds 4 years ago, I no longer have any padding on my tailbone and have spent the last year getting injections for pain relief, with no success. Pain Dr. referred me to surgeon. Surgeon says I am good candidate, partly because he says my tailbone is longer than most and extremely shallow. He said I actually DO have a "tail".

I'm looking forward to being pain-free, but worry about how difficult the recovery is going to be. Hoping to go back to work (I work part-time) after 1 week - am I crazy?!

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