I also managed to dislocate my middle finger tendon. This was popped back into place in A&E, but is still sore. I think they should have splinted it, but they didn't.
In brief- My MRI shows a degenerating coccyx (still) as well as a 'bulging disk' in my lower back. My echocardiogram also showed some 'abnormalities'. Obviously it is the latter that concerns me most. Being medical- 'a little knowledge is a dangerous thing', I have obviously not been thrilled by the news.
I am told it is not 'urgent' and does not require immediate attention, so have to wait until I can see the rheumatologist again (as he arranged for the tests). I obviously want to know what these changes mean to me, how to manage things and whether things will progress or stay the same. I do not know if these findings are due to my hypermobility/Ehlers-Danlos. I also don't know if they are due to my heart rate - which is between 90-130 at rest; although my GP tells me the two are unrelated. (I am not sure myself). The not knowing is driving me nuts to be honest. Hence my absence. I have needed time to digest what I have been told.
Regarding my lower back, I will also need to know how serious (if at all) this is. I need to know whether carrying heavy bags and equipment around at work is doing even more damage, and I need to know how best to manage things.
So for now I'll keep this entry brief, until I have seen the specialist and know what's going on.
Coccyx and piriformis are still painful, I think this is just how things are now. I am just trying to manage them as best I can.
All in all, I'm doing ok, but starting to feel my age!