SPD is your friend and mine.


Last night we talked about  me getting disability benefits. Including the little blue badge that means we can park closer to things.

Why? I’ve had an acute flare up of my SPD and can’t walk.

The pain last night was worse than any level of pain I had – even during pregnancy. For those not au fait with my pregnancy exploits, I was firmly shoved into a wheelchair at 32 weeks and told I should have been in one sooner. I was on crutches from about 19 weeks, and in severe pain from about 14 weeks. Good shit.

I am going to be proactive.

I bought myself a ‘teething’ necklace because they have worked wonders for the babies. Absolute wonders. They are something bordering on magic, and it means we have no had to give medication for pain relief of teething. Yay. Snort’s eczema is also clearing because of the necklace. I admit I was very skeptical of claims regarding baltic amber, but I am now a believer. I only hope I can have similar benefits.

I called my specialist physio this morning. She’s away until next week. Left a message and said she needed to phone me back.

I then called Snort’s osteopath – he needed a final check up anyway, so we’re going in at the ass crack of dawn tomorrow to get him checked out (for his head shape). I then have booked an assessment with the woman for myself. My physio has said osteo/chiro would not help me because my pelvis was in perfect alignment, just incredibly flexible. I am hoping she was wrong and that osteopathy will help reduce the pain and increase my abilities.

I also want to start chanting again, with a focus on regaining total recovery from SPD. I realise this entry is making me sound like a fucking weirdo hippy – amber necklaces, osteopathy, chanting – but you know what? If it works, when it works, I won’t give a damn how I sound.

I’m in intense pain and unable to walk at all, but feeling fiercely determined to beat this. It’s making me almost cheerful. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go lay down because sitting up is hurting me like a motherfucker.


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9 Responses to “SPD is your friend and mine.”

  1. Gliding through motherhood Says:

    on boy – i’m sorry. that sucks. Do whatever it takes and I hope you feel better sooN!!

  2. apieceofwood Says:

    Sorry this has flared up again for you. Am I wrong to say I smiled at the thought of you being a hippy with some amber contraption between your teeth chanting your way to recovery though?

    Hope you get some relief soon though and tomorrow helps.. xxx

  3. Jennie Says:

    I had a milder version of what you’re suffering – thankfully I was lucky enough to lose it almost as soon as the baby was born, and so I say try everything! Claim everything you’re entitled to, and try whatever it takes to get this sorted. If voodoo is called for, fine. If dancing in moonlight around a small pool is suggested…send TMD (you can’t dance yet anyway, and it’s a bit nippy at the moment!). And just because something has no exact medical or scientific explanation, doesn’t mean it’s not a valid remedy. Plus, it’s like you said at the end – being determined to beat it and giving things a go is making you more cheerful. Hopefully this flare up is a small blip on your road to recovery. xxx

  4. CJ Says:

    Ugh, I wish I could make this go away for you! I’m glad you’re finding things that “work” at least to some extent!!

  5. justhopealways Says:

    you’d fit in so well in seattle.

  6. saralema Says:

    I think the adjustments are a good idea. Even if your pelvis is perfectly aligned, if you are off kilter in any other area, it’s going to impact other areas of your body. I was floored how the aches and pains I thought were just typical getting old disappeared when I decided to go to the chiro.

    I hope you find some relief!

  7. Mary Beth Says:

    I hate that you are suffering. I do not think you are a hippy at all. If it works! Hope tomorrow goes well. Healing vibes…

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