I get the award for the strangest injury! I swear, if something can go wrong with me that makes people say "huh?" it will. First it was shingles at half the age that is common, and now I have potentially dislocated my tailbone. Enough already!
The picture above is an illustration of a tailbone that is alignment. Do you see how it is in segments? The tailbone is actually five bones that are together. The second to last piece is the part my doctor is concerned about. Do you see how there is a nice curve there? Well, mine is kind of jutting out. Imagine if this picture showed that second to last piece sticking up toward the top of the picture. That's what my x-showed.
Doctor Sunny is sending the x-ray to the radiologist to be read, and he is hoping he is wrong. He is hoping my x-ray is still in the normal range or that there may be some compaction that will resolve itself as the swelling goes down. He said he is on the hopeful side, but he also told me that there is nothing that can be done even if his first hunch is correct.
The best case scenario: There is no dislocation and as the swelling goes down the pain will also subside.
The worst case scenario: There is a dislocation, the pain will decrease, but there will always be some discomfort.
For now I have some pain killers that the doctor said, "You NEED." It wasn't really much of a choice, and I had to agree since the whole reason I went to see him in the first place was that the pain was getting worse by the hour. It's a mix of pain killer and anti-inflammatory, so I should be feeling pretty comfortable in the next couple of days.