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Lauren  Navigating chronic pelvic and back pain as a mom, wife, and hairstylist. ๐Ÿฅ„SIJD/coccydynia/PFD/retrolisthesis ๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿ”ฉBilateral SI joint fusion 4/20/17๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿ”ฉ

We just found out that our insurance is paying for 2/3 of my surgery afterall! 6 months ago when we were told that the pre-approval was denied, we had a very tough decision to make. We inevitably decided that because my quality of life had diminished so much, we HAD to figure out how to go through with it. Through very generous donations and a loan with an ugly interest rate, we payed cash. This news isn't only a big deal for my financially burdened family, but for other SIJD sufferers, for the surgeon and team at #Medtronic working hard to get this life changing procedure to be taken out of the "elective" or "experimental" category. I am thankful for those who came before me and fought for this surgery (and so many others like it!), sometimes risking their financial freedom. In the words of one of my many doctors, "it takes a brave person to go through with a surgery like this. Thats how medical advancments happen!" #weremakingprogress #rialtofusion #sacroiliacjointfusion #thankful #grateful #blessed

Last weekend I ran into a grocery store to quickly grab 2-20lb bags of ice before a party. Saturday night I pretended to be @thebriebella as I joyfully wrestled with my boys on the bed. Sunday I walked my favorite trails with my family. Yesterday I cleaned my house, top to bottom. Today I was able to get my grandma and her heavy walker in and out of my car and acted as her crutch as she maneuvered through my salon. I couldn't do any of these things 12 weeks ago, or the 12 weeks before, or the 12 weeks before that, or even the 12 weeks before THAT! For what felt like so long, I could do so little. Now, slowly but surely the little pieces of me that I didn't even realize I missed, are starting to come back together, in a whole new beautiful way ๐Ÿฆ‹. I still fight pain, I'm not yet able to run or lift weights, I still have work to do, but I'll be damned if I'm not proud of each and every one of these #littlevictories or little triumphs of mine โ™ฟ๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒˆ

What a tiny, useless, painful little m*ther๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿปer! ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฐ damnit I'm sick of this pain in the ass (literally)!!! #coccydynia #coccyxpain #chronicpelvicpain #tailboneproblems #sopainful

Thrilled to be back at one of my favorite places for #sundayfunday! I may not be running yet, but dang does it feel good to be able to walk 3 miles painfree on my favorite trail!

My recovery in a nutshell ๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿ”ฉ Feeling stronger and blessed to walk without pain, but far from recovered. #strongerbutstillsore #surgeryrecovery #12weekspostop #rialtofusion

Thankful for Snapchat filters and these 3 dudes. They make mama laugh and look good ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’› #myreason #teammcbride #nomatterwhat ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

Boys learn to swim, mommy learns how to heal her #pelvicfloordysfunction and #coccydynia, while ironically, sitting on the worlds most uncomfortable seat: bleachers ๐Ÿ˜ซ Luckily I've got my #buttcushion and legs that no longer hurt when I do need to stand ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป #onedysfunctionatatime #dysfunctional #allthedysfunction #knowledgeispower ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฆ‹

Oh and raise my children while dealing with a little beast called #chronicpain ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Me after a busy week of of BBQS and parties, hair painting, birthdays, a horrible stomach flu, dealing with the heat and a broken AC, and #chronicpain...๐Ÿ˜ด Thankfully I have the next few days to recoup, catch up on housework, and I'm finally feeling well enough to get back to physical therapy. #imsotired #mybodyisangry #busyfewdays #finallytimeforrest

After a busy week, today we threw a super fun 6th birthday party for our son. It was exhausting but so worth it to see him happy. As tired as I am, I cant sleep because my stomach is still a mess from a stomach bug and my body is achin from all the festivites. Typical ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜‘ #norestformommy #whataweek #chronicpaindoesntstopforbirthdays #๐Ÿคข

Nothing like waking up barfing ๐Ÿคข at 1am on the morning of my son's busy birthday weekend...this is awful!

My husband knows how to love me good ๐Ÿ’• Finally in bed with this yummy treat ๐Ÿ‹ I'm 11 weeks post op today, and while I feel mostly good, I'm still recovering. Between back to back 9 hour work days, planning a little one's 6th birthday festivities, #coccydynia from hell, and a funky virus going through our house...stick a fork in me, I'm DONE! Well, for tonight anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now give me my frozen Lemon dinner! ๐Ÿคฃ#sotired #husbandoftheyear #dinnerofchamps #hairstylistlife #chronicbackpain #chronicpelvicpain

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