So in my first post I told you I was due to have my coccyx removed as I developed a very bad pain in it nearly 2 years ago. I just woke up one morning with the worst pain and for a few weeks i found it very hard to sit at all. At the time I thought it may have something to do with my Firbomyalgia as it just came out of nowhere. There was no falls or knocks of any description. I had really had enough, I was about to completely give up. Having to deal with the Fibro is tough, but to couple that with the pain in my coccyx was just to much to bear. Having just ended a 7 year relationship and watching my career slowly disappear (well so I thought) things could not have been worse. Dealing with what life throws at you is hard enough but to have Fibro and now a coccyx pain, all I wanted to do was scream and pull my hair out, I actually felt like I was suffocating.
So I stopped everything. I stopped going the gym. Stopped talking to people. All I wanted to do was curl up and do nothing. I thought my plans for my future were over. I was feeling anxious all the time. I was so angry with so many things and to be honest completely devastated.
To cut a 2 year long story short, just before I was due to have the surgery to remove the coccyx I postponed it as I really did not feel completely happy with having the operation so for one last try I went to a physiotherapist and before I could blink I was on the road to recovery. It turned out that the physiotherapist I ended up going to had set up Medfit Proactive Healthcare, the first and only medical exercise, physiotherapy and rehabilitation facility of its kind in Ireland; the light at the end of my very long tunnel. It was here that I was introduced to Xavier, a chartered physiotherapist and from that day I have been on the road to recovery from my coccyx pain and managing my Fibro.
So just when you think you can’t continue anymore, don’t give up, just keep fighting and trying to figure it out and something good will come of it. It’s the hardest thing in the world when you are feeling so down to push through but I truly believe it can be totally worth it.
So it comes down to exercise again and fresh air. Both are brilliant for mental health as well as fixing the body.
Lots of love