Here, in chronological order, is a list of all of the significant discoveries which led me to where I am now.
Each of of these moments represents a “stepping stone” on my road to recovery, and each was a necessary piece of the puzzle I had to figure out.
The really frustrating about my story is that there’s no good reason why it had to take me five years to figure all this stuff out. It’s not as though it took five years to strengthen all of the muscles to hold my joint in place again.
It’s just that I was faced with such a lack of information. There was no one person who could tell me any of these things. Instead, as a patient who had never heard of the SI joint before, I had to gradually piece all of this information together myself.
So here is what I learned.