What’s Going On?

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

36 thoughts on “What’s Going On?

  1. Oh Lucy I’m so sorry, that sounds awful. My friend has problems with her coccyx and she needs to carry a cushion round with her wherever she goes. Take you time and focus on your little boy! Looking forward to your next post ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜˜ I hate my cushions lol they’re so ugly ๐Ÿ˜‚. They make the pain in my hips worse too. Hope your friend is ok it’s really horrible as something as simple as sitting is unbearable at times. Lots of love xxxxxxxx

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  2. Omg. This sounds so painful and I can completely empathise as I damaged my coccyx in the gym, the only thing my hopsital could do was refer me to see a physio therapist and take pain relief but I dont understand how that can be a long term solution. What I did was bought a special pillow which made sitting down a lot more comfortable. I really hope they do something to help with the pain and quickly x

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      1. 4 years thats crazy ๐Ÿ˜– My pain has eased a lot, but occasionally comes back and I find I cant sit on the floor or sit down in general for too long. I had no idea you could get this injury through birth, worrying ๐Ÿ˜“ Thoughts are with you especially as you’ve got a little one x

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      2. It’s common but uncommon to have it chronic like mine is so don’t worry. I had complications in labour which didn’t help. They say giving birth on all fours or standing up is best. I’ll have to have a c section if I have another now though but that’s due to other things. I’m so glad your pain has eased a lot!! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ xxxxxxxx thank you xxxxxxxx

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  3. That’s sounds awful! I hope the pain subsides and you’re able to get back on track with your life, being sick and in pain is the worst feeling x

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  4. Awww Lucy this sounds so painful! I really hope that the pain goes away soon and that you can enjoy sitting down and blogging again! We all totally understand that you’re struggling a bit at the moment and nobody will think less of you for having time away from blogging if you need to, health comes first! Sending love!

    Abbey ๐Ÿ˜˜ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  5. Oh Lucy I feel your pain so much! I have a slipped disc and have an injection yearly now. People don’t understand how painful it can be (especially my work!). I’m too young to have surgery apparently but I’d love to just get it over and done with! I hope you get everything sorted. Blogging is a great thing but it doesn’t have to be everything! Health is most important always.

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Ah I’m so sorry you have to go through all of this pain! I have a wrecked nerve in my neck that leads to shooting pains in my next that can be extremely painful, and when they’re at their worst I end up being unable to turn my neck, so I understand how annoying and infuriating these pains can be (though mine are in no way on the scale yours appear to be). I hope that the doctors can find something to help you soon

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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