Why I decided to start blogging about my sitting pain

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I’ve been blogging for over two and a half years now but I thought I’d take you back to the beginning and share why I decided to start blogging about my sitting pain.

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What is my sitting pain?

In all honesty, I don’t know. I’ve never had a proper diagnosis. I’ve had my pain since 2012. Initially they thought it was coccydynia and it would heal by itself. Then they thought my coccyx was dislocated in two places. Desperate to get rid of my pain, I took the brave step and decided to try my last resort and have my coccyx removed in 2015. Nothing changed. The pain is still there.

It basically hurts when I sit down.

I’m one of the 10% to 20%º of people who continues to have pain following my coccyx removal surgery

(also known as a coccygectomy).

Why did I decide to start my blog?

I wanted to share how challenging life can be when you live with daily pain; chronic pain that will never go away. I wanted to help others – you, my readers – learn more about chronic pain; to help you cope with and understand more about pain itself, and how to cope.

Writing about this stuff actually really helps me. I’m connecting with others that ‘get it’ and when I get good feedback on my blog posts and on my social media that says I’m helping you too, it really makes me feel good and that it is all worthwhile. That I’m able to use my story, my struggles and the lessons that I have learned to help others.

What my blog is about

Ultimately my blog is about living with chronic pain, staying positive, doing what I can do, demonstrating that you can still do the things you enjoy. There are certainly ups and downs, but everyone has those.

I don’t let my pain dictate my life, although I do have to pay attention to my pain management and making sure I make things the best I can for myself on a day-to-day basis. I try to write about the bigger picture of life with chronic pain as it’s important to think about me as a whole, because there is more to life than just your pain.

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My days are never pain-free, and I assume many of you will be the same. But I truly believe you have the power to control how to feel and how you respond to your circumstances and this is what I want to inspire in my blog posts.

Your thoughts – what do you want to know about chronic pain?

I’m busy planning my future content and I would like to know what you want from me and my blogs?

I would be grateful for any thoughts, ideas and suggestions in the comments below.

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2 thoughts on “Why I decided to start blogging about my sitting pain

  1. Laura McKee says:

    It’s so fascinating to hear other warriors stories. As someone else who’s had spine surgery, I know what a huge decision it is, although obviously he has a different experience. We only have hope when we make these choices when surgery is so drastic. I wish you luck.

    • Alice says:

      Thanks Laura. Risky surgery is never an easy decision to make but I am just glad I gave it a go. Sorry to hear you’ve been through something similar. I hope you are coping as well as you can.

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