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.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015


Today I spoke to the GP who attempted to remove my coil. I explained that my coccydynia is a lot worse since the failed removal. I also have additional stomach cramps. This apparently is all just 'coincidental', nothing to do with what she did. 

My NHS scan will take up to 4 weeks, despite the fact the coil may have migrated or perforated me. I know that this is unlikely, however to be in this much discomfort for another month is not something I can contemplate. I am therefore paying for a scan privately tomorrow night.

Unbelievably this same GP said the coil does not need to be removed for another two years, so suggested I just left it! I reiterated again my view that it may be directly linked to my coccydynia, but she would not accept that. So she would clearly be content to leave me in this much pain for a further two years. She obviously did not take anything I said seriously, least of all my pain.

Shame I can't see my usual GP for this.

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