I Think I Broke My Butt

Two months ago I was, perhaps a little too emphatically, watching mid-term election results and accidentally “flopped” down on the arm of the chair instead of into the chair. It was one of those moments when you think “I’m an adult, I cannot cry…but I want to really badly.” The initial shock of the injury wore off after about thirty minutes of complete silence in which I prayed I had not just broken my butt. Two months later it has yet to improve and I’m beginning to wonder if I did in fact break my butt. From what I hear a bruised bone will hurt for quite a while, but this badly? I’m not in excruciating pain, but there is a constant discomfort present. I’ve decided my coccyx has one more month before I demand it fix itself already, since apparently there’s not much a doctor can do to fix a broken butt. I share this information with you in hopes that all you other “floppers” out there will be more careful when flopping into a chair. Also, I need help coming up with a way cooler explanation as to how I injured my tailbone. I can’t go around telling people the reason I walk funny is the result of a total nerd injury. I find it completely ironic that in all my life of playing nearly every sport imaginable this is how I injured my butt. Here’s hoping I’m only butt hurt and not butt broken


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    Margaux says

    Oh no! My sister has broken her tail bone 2x now roller skating {She works at Sonic} and it does take months to heal. Hope you feel better soon! A broken butt just can’t be fun! : )

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      Oh goodness gracious, every time I see those brave souls skating my route 44 tea to my car I want to hug them… I would be a disaster. The butt has healed, but I’ve noticed if I sit down for long periods of time it starts to hurt a tiny bit. The injury that keeps on giving

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    Go to a chiropractor! I was in so much pain on my son’s 5th birthday that I couldn’t stand up straight. Come to find out I broke my back and didn’t know it! Apparently it’s an old injury. But that’s odd, breaking something like that and not knowing it.

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    Dani England says

    The same thing happened to me. But it was due to giving birth to my 4rth baby, a big boy of 9.5 lbs! So, yeah, he broke my tail-bone. It took it some months to heal, and sometimes it still bothers me if I still on it wrong, for too long. So sorry though! It hurts really bad!

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    Jessica says

    I know how you feel… tw weeks ago I was grabbing something from my car, slipped on the ice and fell down hard as heck. I’m pretty sure I broke my butt, but since doctors can’t exactly give you a butt cast, I’ve just been dealing with it. Hope you feel better, and if you find a cure, let me know! Clumsy butt-breakers, unite!

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      Oh no Well, mine has gradually gotten much better. It’s only when I sit for long periods of time that I even notice it anymore. I hope yours heals quickly!

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        This just made me giggle, I’d forgotten about this … I received an email “there is a new comment on your post titled: “I Think I Broke My Butt” Hilarious. But super painful. I hope yours gets to feeling normal soon! #solidarity

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    Betsy says

    Speaking as a girl known for having a way to intimate affair with the ground, I have to say that the bones the doctors can’t do anything for are the worst to injure. The tail bone is one of the worst but the big toe (which I sadly broke wearing flip-flops) is right on up there. Adult or not, there is no shame in tearing up a little bit when something like that happens. ^.^

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      How am I just now seeing your comment? “intimate affair with the ground” Lol And, Amen, Sister. Worst. So painful. I’ve heard toes are brutal to injure

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