I've been living the barefoot experience for 6 whole months now. (Hurray for Vibram Five Finger shoes!!!)
And in those 6 months, I've fallen a grand total of... Once.
Pretty incredible isn't it? After about 18 months of falling nearly every day, multiple times a day, I have had 6 whole months of gravity being nice.
I also haven't used my cane in the 6 months since I got my new shoes.
This month seems to be trying to undo all of my progress.
It all started with my period, which turns me into a rag doll, floppy all over the place. This was immediately followed by a really cold snap, where it dropped more than 30 degrees overnight. Then we had a chinook, and the temperature went up about 30 degrees overnight, and the air pressure just goes nuts...
Then I did something that may shock you... I had sex with my hubby. Not just sex, but really amazing sex. Letter-to-Penthouse worthy sex. The kind of sex that releases so many endorphins, that you don't realize just how horribly dislocated your EVERYTHING is until it's all over, and you've had a few hours sleep...
The amazing sex was on Sunday night, and by Monday at noon, I could barely walk. Tuesday rolls around, and I'm shuffling like a 90 year old. I had to take breaks at work so I could just sit by myself for a few minutes and cry... It felt like my pelvis was separated.
Fast forward to Thursday, my mommy comes into work, and she has bought me a pair of forearm crutches, so I don't have to hobble quite so much. I tried them out, and aside from being about 2 inches too short (there was a misunderstanding with the lady who sold them) they are so much easier to grip than a cane! The angle is much nicer on the wrists, elbows, etc. And the hand grips are nice and soft, and they are shaped properly so my hands actually fit. They also have shock absorbers like my awesome cane does.
Mom said she'd take them back to the medical supply store, and get a pair that's a bit taller, so they'll actually fit me.
But it's so annoying... It looks like this is going to be the new normal for me... Have sex, then use crutches for the next couple of days while my pelvis re-knits itself. It's been getting worse for a couple of months, every time I have sex it's like I need more recovery time.
I'm really hoping the doctor will get back to me about prolotherapy, so I can have 100 needles in my hips/pelvis/lower back, and be able to have sex again... Seriously, it's one thing I really don't want EDS to take away from me. That should work, actually... Tell the male doctor that EDS is ruining my sex life, and prolotherapy is the only thing to fix it... Maybe he'd have more sympathy then.
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