Good afternoon @texasaviatrix, Welcome to Connect……on behalf of another person with a broken tailbone. I am so sorry to hear of that misfortune. Do you have any idea why the pelvic pain was responsible for the tailbone removal? 17 years is such a long time to cope with and manage chronic pain.
Before we go any further, I just want to let you know that I also suffered a broken tailbone. It apparently happened as a part of or result of pregnancy. I had some surgery to protect my cervix from premature labor. However, I did not become aware of the broken tailbone until much later (7 years or so) when hunting for the cause of back pain. I do not recall any medication except Celebrex and then a laminectomy. I remember that pain and discomfort and the limitations on my life.
Sometimes, we just are better off letting sleeping dogs lie. Finally, I ran into a medical technician/yoga instructor who taught me two simple exercises/poses that kept the pain away until this day. Your account may be totally accurate and the resulting condition needs to be addressed.
What is your best temporary (3-5 hours) solution for pain control? How are you sleeping? Can you meet with a pain specialist before the surgery to give you an idea of your options?
Good luck to you……please check back or just give us a quick update. We wlll be here for you.