Coc’d Up

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  1. LOL. This happened to me once when I sprained my ankle on hardcourts in tennis, bounced up off it, and to take weight off either feet, fell and landed on my tailbone. The coccyx is degenerate (?) and not particularly necessary, the doctor told me, so even if it was broken, it’s not like they are going to put a cast around it. And so I had all the problems you listed. I found that even Laughing could make it hurt. =S It was intensely aggravating that all of a sudden you would have this sharp pain but no one would guess it because you don’t have a visible sign of injury.
    Doctor’s advice – which I didn’t heed – get yourself a donut ring to sit in a chair with. Hah.

  2. Hey Jen,

    I really hurt my tailbone back in 2000 (I think I mentioned it in my 5 Things meme last weekend), so I know what you’re dealing with. I still had another week of vacation, and I ended up spending most of it standing and walking around since everything else was more painful.

    I hope you heal better than I did. I spent the next half a year having difficulty sitting for long periods (school) and lying on my back (in bed). I did end up with really good sitting posture, though, since slouching put pressure on my tailbone.

    It still can bother me now, if I have a bad cold or flu and spend a few days in bed.

    Oh, I guess you didn’t want to read all this. Sorry. I’m sure you’ll be better off.

  3. Actually, I’ve been through all this before. I was foolish enough to do the same thing in…. 1997-ish while snowboarding.

    I also remember months of discomfort, and difficulty with long car rides for years afterward.

    I’m just trying not to think about that part.

  4. A yup. I feel ya. I’ve had tailbone issues since loosing weight, I have a 90 degree flip under, with a protruding joint.. Makes for doing everything a pain in the ass, literally! This is where the special seat cushions come in handy!

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