Nurse who suffers chronic tailbone pain

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I am a Registered Nurse who has suffered with tailbone pain for over 8 years. Like all chronic pain, it is essential that sufferers get the correct support, diagnosis and treatment appropriate for them as an individual. This blog follows my journey with chronic pain, it expresses my personal opinions and thoughts. It is not intended as a replacement for advice or treatment from your normal Healthcare Provider.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Last 24 hours

Following my physiotherapy yesterday I have to admit to taking to my bed for a few hours in the afternoon, and doubling up on my Tramadol (within prescribed limits still).

The pain was so bad :-( it radiated all through my right buttock and down that leg.

I then went for a long walk with my husband. We sat and had a coffee in a local coffee shop- him on a soft comfortable (to him) sofa, and me on a hard (reasonably comfortable to me) chair. We then carried on the pub where we stood at the bar! I actually didn't feel bad stood at all.

Today has been better, although, again I have mostly been standing, or walking- even eating breakfast stood up. Again another long walk. I have eased of the Tramadol again today....just one, four times a day now, along with my other pain medications.

It got me thinking again though- not only do I have to choose my seat wisely (and ideally stand); I also have to consider clothing. For example tight jeans, or anything with a seam over my coccyx can be very uncomfortable especially when sitting.

I cannot imagine how it would (I should say 'will'!) feel to be able to sit how and where I want and not consider every last detail of my day, right down to what I wear!

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