17 days after coccyx removal

Robert - robert@robertsnotes.com

Posted 2012-12-23

After living with tailbone pain for at least 10 years, I simply couldn't take the medications, the injections, and the continuous pain when sitting.

When I first experienced pain 10 years ago, x-rays were taken and the x-rays showed nothing abnormal, however I was still referred to a pain clinic for injections. The series of injections did help, and I had less pain for the next 5 years. Over the course of the last 5 years the pain continued to get worse, and during the last 6 months, the pain got much worse each month.

I was lucky to find an orthopedic surgeon who was willing to perform a coccygectomy, and he had performed approximately 10 of them. I have read about the importance of selecting a surgeon with much experience in this field, but I felt very comfortable with his bedside manner.

The pain of the surgery was not as bad as I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong - there has been nothing easy about this recovery, but luckily I'm improving as expected. I have good days and bad, but I'm hopeful that I'll be able to go back to working from home next week.

This is now day 17 after the surgery, and I spend most of my time lying on my right side. I find that if I over exert myself by sitting in a chair for longer periods of time than I should, the next day is unbearable.

As I was researching coccyx pain and my surgery, I found the personal experiences and the wealth of information on coccyx.org to be very useful, and I don't know what I would have done without it.

I have blogged about my surgery and the recovery, and more detailed information about the surgery and recovery can be found at robertsnotes.com.

I am happy to answer any questions and to accept emails from anyone looking for information about a coccygectomy.


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