Month: February 2017

What’s Going On?

I wasn’t sure I was going to do this but I have been asked why I haven’t been blogging so much. It isn’t because I can’t be bothered. I love blogging, sharing my thoughts and having an outlet to share what I think on products etc.

I have mentioned a couple of times about my back. In actual fact it isn’t my back but my Coccyx, I suffer with a condition called Coccydynia. I have had this since I gave birth to my son (I won’t go into too much detail) but my coccyx was damaged during labour, which is quite common but usually heals within 6 months.

Anyway since then I have had pain in my coccyx, which means pain when sitting… and going from sitting to standing and standing for an extended time. I have been having injections in my coccyx every 6 months since. I was booked in to have surgery July 2016 and after Googling what the operation meant, I cancelled. A year recovery of not being able to sit and a 50/50 chance for me that it could take my pain away. No way, looking after my son comes first and if I can’t sit for a few months its just a no go.

I had an injection last July and agreed with the surgeon to keep having those whilst looking at my other options. My surgeon retired so when it was time for my next injection I was told I had to go through the referral process with the prospect of no injection for up to another 6 months to a year because of waiting lists etc. I went to my doctor to start the process again (after A LOT of tears on the phone to the hospital) My doctor referred me urgently. In the meantime the pain got so intense the pain has now travelled down my left leg, into my hips so I can’t walk properly and into my lower back and shoulder. I have been on painkillers but again because I want to be able to look after my son I won’t take the strongest painkillers.

Sitting normally is a no go and can literally do it for a few minutes at a time, standing is the same although a lot easier than sitting. Cushions don’t work for me and some days I literally cry where its so painful. I have been signed off work for a little bit now and I do the nursery run (waddle) and lay down, with the occasional slow walk around so I don’t end up like a slob haha. I do have hospital on Friday though to discuss next steps. I am hoping I am not waiting too long for an injection or treatment.

Sorry for the long post but just wanted to explain why I haven’t been here as much. I do have a few posts I have written but if you have suffered with chronic pain you’ll know how much pain affects just about everything. You focus on the main things and everything else gets left behind and my number one priority is my little fella and partner. My energy goes to them and then I sleep once they’re asleep…. X