After we drove home I changed and headed to my PCP. Once there they did a checkup and took an x-ray. The technician at the doctors office felt so bad for me because I could hardly lay down on the x-ray table. After I was situated and the x-rays were taken I needed her help just to get spun around to be able to sit and then stand up off of the table. The pain was nearly unbearable.
I scheduled a followup appointment for a week, but since my tailbone area started to not hurt so severely I canceled that appointment. (Saves a copay also) My tailbone region hurt some, but the severity of it had significantly decreased.
That takes us to two weeks ago when I went back to the doctor because of a bad cold and heartburn. They asked me what I had done about my back. I told them that it was still an issue, especially when I would shovel snow. They told me that I needed to see an orthopedic surgeon to look at the x-ray results. I agreed and that takes us to today's appointment.
Not knowing what the diagnosis was going to be, I told the surgeon my story and he took a look at the x-rays. He said that there was nothing serious but that it appears to be some scoliosis in that region. He told me that if it becomes as severe as it was in November to come in and see him ASAP.
So the one symptom of Marfan syndrome that I haven't had an issue with for the last 37 years is now a part of my journey. With this I will still press forward and I know that God will help with the pain and discomfort. His power is made perfect in my weakness.
I can also look at it this way: Since it can hurt to sit or stand too long, I will just have to take afternoon naps!