That sounds like a country song, doesn’t it?
Sorry for the week hiatus of blog posts. I was super crazy with work and just didn’t even realize I was a week behind.
So this week, I fell on my tailbone…again. This is the third time in three years, and it does not feel good. I slipped on some ice, because I’m from Georgia and we are just not equipped to deal with ice. However, I didn’t rip my tights, get my clothes dirty, or spill my tea so I think I deserve some bonus points in the graceful category.
You can’t really prevent a tailbone incident. You just kind of fall on it and injure it. Also there is no way to fix it. You can go to the doctor, but they will tell you they can’t really do anything and to take an over the counter pain med like ibuprofen.
So today, I’m going to give you all the tips I know to survive the weeks after a tailbone injury. This may not apply to you now, but if you have a tailbone injury one day, you’ll thank me!
1. If it really hurts, ice it for 10-15 minutes.
2. Buy a doughnut shaped cushion, so your tailbone doesn’t have to be in direct contact with hard surfaces. You cannot go to a faculty meeting or class without it.
3. Alternate cheeks that you sit on. I switch about every 20 minutes.
4. Get up and walk around at least every half hour. You will be so sore without even realizing it if you don’t.
5. Take ibuprofen. Take the maximum amount allotted on the back of the bottle.
6. Buy stool softener. I’m not going into detail on that, just do it and take it.
7. Skip cycling. I’m particularly devastated by this one. I love my cycling classes.
8. Do not drive go karts like I did yesterday for Stephen’s birthday. I was alright yesterday, but today my cockatoo is squaking.
9. Lie down at home. Be lazy. It’s alright. Don’t put any pressure on it when your not at work and have to be seated.
10. It’ll get better in a few weeks. Just be patient.
Have a great week!