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Back pains

I seem to have damaged my tailbone about 3 months ago. I have a shooting pain that increases whenever i sit upright on a flat or hard surface. The pain gets worse over the day and does not go away until i stand up or lay down for an extended time. For what I’ve read:

  • The majority of coccyx injuries occur in women, because the female pelvis is broader and the coccyx is more exposed.
  • A fall onto the tailbone in the seated position, usually against a hard surface, is the most common cause of coccyx injuries.
  • The pain is generally worse when sitting for prolonged periods of time, or with direct pressure to the tailbone area.

I would say that all of these applies to me, I’ve fallen on my butt on many occasions this winter and spring, I am a female and _yes_ the pain gets worse over time.

So what can I do?

Injuries to the region of the tailbone rarely require a visit to the emergency department. However, if you are concerned about your symptoms, it is wise to call a doctor or visit the nearest hospital’s emergency department.

Well it is the summer so no available doctor’s appointments are available the coming months so I will have to solve this on my own.

Tailbone injuries are often extremely painful, so home remedies aim to control pain and avoid further irritation to the area.

  • Avoid sitting down for long periods of time. When seated, avoid sitting on hard surfaces and alternate sitting on each side of the buttocks. Also, lean forward and direct your weight away from the tailbone.
  • You can purchase a “doughnut” or u-shaped cushion or pillow to sit on. This cushion has a hole in the middle or back to prevent the tailbone from contacting the flat surface.

So I’ve decided on making a pillow to begin with, I cut out a rectangle with a hole in the back and made a first layer of cover. I will make a better cover with a strap to keep the two sides to slide apart.

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Sometimes you do buy things that starts one’s imagination and inspires one to do something equally awesome. What I will make with the help of these is still uncertain, except using them every day.

Pyjamas

— a revived posts from feb 10 -2014

 

So, my friends and I are having a party. A pyjamas party. I have a long time wanted to have comfortable clothes to slither around in the home, but still be able to open the door to visitors. And I need more clothes with hoods and cat ears. So I thought to take the opportunity to fix this in time for the party on Friday (on Valentine’s Day!).

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I prefer to sew the two pieces so that it comes as close to normal clothes as possible, but in pajamas fabric. (or a dress with self-made leggings, we’ll see.) The main thing is that it does not look as if you slithered around in workout clothes for a whole week. And I’m very fond of hot pants. They are tightest around the thickest piece of the thighs and slims the hips but also shows the long sexy legs. And it’s hard for a butt to look bad in a pair of tight little hot pants.

I used an old pattern that I made some years ago and cut it out in some old jeans. I then stitched them together and tried them on and were really impressed of how well they fit. I will then take them apart and make some adjustments so that I get the look i’m going for right.

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The pants I used was men’s trousers so the fly means that I have to be careful when I traces of the pattern. The risk is that it becomes too much fabric on the front and then the whole front will sag. As you can see the back is wider so the seams on the sides do not fall along the legs but a little on the front. It is important to write down all that kind of detail as to do for the new pattern. Otherwise, it is easy to continue to make adjustments until you do not know what is in front and back anymore.

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