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Charl1942

Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
I didn't know what real pain was until November 2005. It all began with a fall on a room size rug and broke my pelvis. The fracture healed in 6 months and I was fine until I began to fall and had several falls on my butt. As time progressed the falls began to take their toll.

After several pain clinics and orthopaedics and a nerosurgeon, I finally found out my tailbone was hypermobile. (It moved around like a clock in fast motion. I suffered for about four years with that and it never healed. So in 2011, I had the tailbone removed. Okay you don't really need the tailbone, it is sorta like the appe it removed. No problem with the surgery and I healed from that in a timely manner. Then my discs began to wear out and falls continued. I don't know why I fell. It was not watching where I was going and moving too fast. The last fall was in a shuttle bus headed for the airport May 2012.
Too much for a small frame body. At the time I was thin, but now NOT so much.

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Reply: Pain in the butt...
Thanks Deb. I am holding on the phone now for my GP's office.
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Reply: Pain in the butt...
Thanks for your input. I was thinking I should start with the family doctor, but I hope...More
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Pain in the butt...
I suffered about 3-4 years with coccydenia during which I had several nerve blocks,...More
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Reply: pain pump
I remember when I first started Neurontin (Gabapentin). I felt so loopy that I called...More
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Reply: RF Denervation wounds
I agree with Joy that the physician who did this procedure does seem to have been very...More
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Reply: falling
I would like to speak to the statement you made about falling a lot. I have had the...More
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Reply: Tail Bone Pain, OUCH!!
fbpcookie hello again. I forgot to try and answer all of your questions. I was on all...More
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Reply: Tail Bone Pain, OUCH!!
Hi bpcookie. I have had surgery to remove my coccyx. That was in October 2011. I had...More
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Reply: RF Denervation wounds
Darbar918, I would say your wound looks bad! I realize it has been 3 days since you...More
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