From Laura Jenkins, who suffered from SIJ dysfunction for over 30 years before having surgery. Here she chronicles her journey.
“Aside from the pain, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SIJD) is a lonely affliction. More often than not we’re passed from doctor to doctor, treatment to treatment, without ever really getting the answers we ache for (pun intended.)
In addition, not to get all martyr-y on you, but very few people understand both the physical and emotional toll SIJD takes on a person. It’s such a complicated and misunderstood condition, it’s really hard to adequately communicate what it’s like to walk in our shoes. This blog is my attempt to frame the experience in a way that:
- Resonates with and offers encouragement to others who suffer from SIJD
- Translates our experiences into language that helps healthcare professionals and loved ones better understand our struggles
- Serves as a resource to us all as we navigate our own path toward recovery.”
Laura is a writer, and her professional website can be found here: Storyscape.