Crohn's Disease and Broken Tailbone

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   Posted 7/12/2008 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone broken their tailbone... I broke mine right at the bottom so man oh man, want to die, we all know the love of Crohn's and it's not helping the situation... any advice for pain other than the usual... looking for something that will take away the swelling.

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   Posted 7/12/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
WOW! I don't have advice but you do have my biggest sympathy! I guess my advice would be to find the most comfortable way for you to poop. If it is not sitting on a standard toilet maybe lying on your side w/ a bed pan lined with a garbage bag you could throw out? It sounds awful. I have no idea what is best.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 7/12/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Lybarnes,

OH I sOooooo feel for you! My tailbone was broken during the birth of my first child. YoWeEEE that took a very long time to heal and I still have trouble with it sometimes (35 years ago).

I spent years sitting on one leg or the other, sitting Indian style, or leaned forward (very lady-like LOL). Actually wearing a skirt or dress makes it easier to sit like that because the dress (if it is long enough and full enough, will cover the fact that you are sitting on one leg).

Ice will likely be the star for a long time. *Sighhhhhh*

You can take a man's tube sock and fill it half to 3/4 full with rice, dry beans, or whole feed corn. Fold the top down about 1/4 inch and sew it shut securely. Pop that puppy in the freezer and you have a nice cold pack. You'll want to have two or more because you can use them in the microwave too to have a cold pack. I have several and use them all summer to stay cool. I made mine out of upholstery fabric so they just look like long skinny pillows when they are sitting around the house.

I hope you get some other good suggestions.


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   Posted 7/12/2008 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, how I feel your pain. I didn't break my tail bone, but I broke my acetabulum, which is the socket on the hip where the femur connects. Sitting on the pot hurts pretty bad. Worst part is all the pain killer to deal with that injury make the pooping process a real trouble. Ain't life grand?
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