Things that are not fun TMI Having a bruised coccyx. Happened during a ride at The Strawberry Festival. Not fun. Not fun at all. Comments Phssthpok says: on 3/11/2013 at 10:15 AM Things that are worse:Having a BROKEN coccyx. Been there...done that...got rid of the rollerblades.Both legs went out from under me 'at speed' on a freshly blacktopped bike path.The grey jeans I was wearing left three distinct butt-shaped imprints on the path before I stopped bouncing and dragged a grey double-cheek skid mark for about 15 feet. Stuart the Viking says: on 3/11/2013 at 10:33 AM As a teenager I went on a trip with the church youth group to a camp in Wyoming. One of the highlights of that trip was hiking in the mountains. A small group of us were hiking up a mountain stream, jumping from mossy bolder to mossy bolder and whoops, both feet slid and I bounced on the bolder tailbone first. I still had to hike back down the mountain to get back to the bus, and the next day ride the bus all the way back to Illinois. It was not a fun trip home. I commiserate.s Shootin' Buddy says: on 3/11/2013 at 10:39 AM Bounced down Mt. Baldy on loose shale on my tailbone (no pack, we hiked up in the middle of the night for the sunrise). I feel your pain.Rubber donut at the drug store. Yu-Ain Gonnano says: on 3/11/2013 at 11:49 AM I know you're not really the touchy feely type, but dude, getting all butthurt over a strawberry festival is a bit much.:-) Tirno says: on 3/11/2013 at 12:34 PM When they told you to bust your ass and get the job done...They didn't mean that. Nate from Ogden says: on 3/11/2013 at 12:40 PM I've been coccyx-free for several years now after breaking mine into little grisly pieces a couple of times. Airline seats were the worst before getting the pieces cut out.Take care to get it healed up as the surgery is no picnic. Granny Grunch says: on 3/11/2013 at 12:58 PM My gracious....I bet the old tennis scores are down....... 1911Man says: on 3/11/2013 at 1:31 PM My "bruised coccyx" (age 15) was later discovered (age 49) to have been a snapped-completely-in-half sacrum which fused back together with a new 60-degree elbow in it. Which explains life-long low back pain that has not fit the doctors' narrative and thus eluded their treatments. My S-I joints are now "unconventional".Get ye eleventeen x-rays from as many angles. Mine eluded several x-rays, an MRI, AND a "here, drink this gallon of wonderfluid - oh, and try not to get any pee on anybody else for a week" bone scan, for many years. guy says: on 3/11/2013 at 3:40 PM Why do I keep reading this as "Got my ass kicked by Strawberry Shortcake"? Eseell says: on 3/11/2013 at 4:52 PM Watch out for Strawberry Shortcake, guy, that chick is hardcore. Will says: on 3/11/2013 at 5:26 PM BTDT. Left the custom made sidestand down on my Guzzi. Made all right-hand turns until I entered a fast left-handed sweeper. (the stand was hidden from view by the left cylinder) The pivot mount had been welded at the wrong angle, and it had to swing down as it swept back, so it was not going to retract until the bike was straightened up somewhat. No time, poor stopping (double!)drum brakes on the front wheel, and the curb and guardrail were coming up quick. I was already hanging off the side, and just let go. Landed flat, pretty much. OUCH! Bike tires hit the curb, the bike bounced upright and smacked the right-hand valve cover on the guard rail and eventually rolled back onto the street and fell on the right side. I rode home and got my car to return to work. Can't recall why, but I ended up having to ride my 850 Norton for transportation during the months I was recovering. Kickstarting that thing was a bitch, with my tailbone damaged. Usually took a couple minutes before I could climb on board.A fellow Norton owner broke hers so badly, that she had her seat modified so it wouldn't put pressure on it. Doctors told her they would have to break it again for childbirth, so she told me she wasn't planning on having any! Too Old To Work says: on 3/13/2013 at 7:40 PM Hurts like hell. I've had one kind of chronically for the last few years. On a scale of 1-10, it's easily an 11. Hope you feel better. Comments have been closed on this topic.