I haven’t given an update in awhile, so here goes. I’m doing very well lately with my new pelvis. Surgery was still a life saver for me. This summer has been jam packed with activities and travelling with the kids because I CAN NOW! I’m overjoyed to be able to function normal again, it’s the best feeling in the world. I still can’t believe a little over a year ago I was bed ridden for 8 weeks and prior to that I was using a cane to get around. I feel like I’ve climbed mountains to get where I’m at now, but so worth it in the end.
I do have bad back days, which is to be expected since I’m fused in the front of my pelvis. My SI joint in my back is constantly acting up, but I have a routine at night with exercises to stretch and strengthen it and my husband has to literally line up my pelvis with a weird stretching move every night. This seems to work for me for now. I do think this is something I’ll probably have to live with for the rest of my life. I’m learning to deal with it now, resting on the bad days is key.
I’m able to ride my bike again, not too much but here and there on good days. Swimming is no trouble and I’ve even dabbled in some very short runs on my treadmill. Pilates is definately a life saver for me, my back feels so much better after doing pilates.
Overall I’m doing AWESOME! I just have to get my back to understand that it has a new pelvis to work with now. I’m determined to avoid putting a screw in my back to stabilize the back of my pelvis too. I think I can get thru this.
If you are reading this blog and searching for answers about your painful pregnancy and or post partum pelvic pain, please send me a message and I’ll email you privately. Since this surgery is so rare, it certainly is not for everyone and it should be considered the last resort. There is so little information out there on pubic symphysis fusion surgery, I’m really just trying to give a small glimmer of hope to those searching for sucessful surgery stories. Here I am, a SUCCESS!!!