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, 25 July 2015

This week

I have been having a weeks 'staycation', or 'homecation' in my case.

My husband has been off work too, which has been nice. We have done lots of walking locally- mainly to coffee shops or pubs! But we have walked miles, which is good. We spent a day at the gym where we did weights, I did some running, then went to my Pilates class.

Pain wise I have not been too bad this week, I'm guessing because I have been trying to stay active and not just sit around. I still have a sore coccyx and am unable to sit for very long, at least, not without a lot of fidgeting. I even managed to sit through 'Jurassic World' at the cinema. That being said, they were big seats and I sat cross legged for part of it and had to get up twice. But sitting through a film is a real achievement.

My piriformis still hurts, it is hurting now as I sit and write this. Stretching helps, but the relief it provides sadly does not last.

I have been forgetting to take my Nortriptyline so will recommence that tonight.

I have had my appointment through for an MRI of  pelvic area/hips, as this is where most of my 'issues' lie. That's at the end of August.

I have a spa night away with my daughter to look forward to, before I go back to work next week. I have booked a back massage which I cannot wait for!

(Image taken from DailyMotion.Com)

So- thanks Jurassic World for taking my mind off my pain for a while! Jurassic World

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