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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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I underwent coccyx removal surgery about 2 months ago. The pain persists. I knew going...More
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Oh Sweetie, What can I say to possibly make you feel better. Nothing I know. I will pray...More
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The long and short of my problems is: I researched for an ortho who had much many...More
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Hi Angel, I fell on my butt about a year ago. Prior to that I had had many falls. First...More
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