And just like that it’s 2 years since I had that horrible pubic symphysis fusion surgery. Let me just tell you, I feel GREAT! You really wouldn’t even know the ordeal I went thru. I’ve been running and swimming and biking occasionally (that still bothers my SI joint in my back).
I did my first race since surgery in the Outer Banks NC and it was a 5K on the beach. It was a fun race, I did it with some good friends (shout out to Colleen and Scott Lee!).
I have people asking me all the time what I’m doing that has been so helpful post surgery. My answer…weekly Pilates, constant stretching of my SI joint (done with my husband), and believe it or not, regular exercise. Not excessive or hard core stuff, I have trouble lifting anything heavy, but running and swimming a few times a week have been very helpful for my pelvis.
To those following my blog dealing with post-partum osteitis pubis, there really is hope. It is a long road, but hang in there and stay strong. Surround yourself with people who are caring and understanding, as this condition can cause some serious swings with your life.
Random question, does anyone want to see a video of the SI joint stretch I do to get instant relief when I have a bad flare up? If so, please respond and I can try to upload a video on my blog.