[:?] I find that I have been brought into this wonderful phenomenon we sooo "love" dealing with. Quick background. I am 27 this month, female, living overseas (Germany) as my husband is in the military. Never before this Wednesday had I had any problem or pain in my arse. I at first was like bike injury (hubby and I had taken up biking), bruised my tailbone. I wished!!! Thursday came and went still the same sort of pain, only hurt to stand and sit.. just the action of doing so. Friday and Saturday? I wanted someone to just shoot me and put me out of my misery. I couldn't stand, I couldn't sit, laying down was hard.. no position I put myself into was comfortable. My husband tried to get me to go to the ER but I rufused cause I didn't want to go in and drop my drawers for some military male doctor (grew up an army brat... military Docs are always compasionate). I promised him I would make an appointment on Monday to be seen as my primary care giver was a female military doc. Keep in mind my husband is in the middle of an exercise so he is not around to help me out. I drive myself there (we own a truck and BOY did I feel every bump in the road). I sit for a good half hour before being seen. The Major turns out to be real nice and empathetic since at this point I am in tears from having to sit. She does her exam and as I dreaded she confirmed the worse for me (I had looked up tailbone on the web all weekend getting info on what was "potentially" going on). She says she is going to give me some antibiotics and in 24-48 hours the pain should let up. It is now only going on the first 24 hours and I am in more pain than ever. I chalk it up to all the activity that area endured. She said if by Thursday there is no improvement come back they will do an ultrasound on the area. I have never had to deal with anything like this before. I have high anxiety when it comes to hospital and doctors (to the point I have passed out). I figure I will post my experience being fully candid about the matter for I have nothing to loose, but only gain the support from others that I am not the only woman who has encountered this problem. There is no opening, no drainage, just a warm tightness in the cleft of my butt. Last night I managed to get me self in a curled up position to where my ass was sticking up in the air I reached back and couldn't believe the size it had gotten just because of the irratation of the drive and the doc taking a look. My husband last night slept on the couch because I did good just to move. This morning I woke with my right hip and back killing me as there is no position but on my right side or with my back arched that keeps the pressure off. If this is something I have to look forward to on going please take it out now. I am not one for pain. I am a big sissy, and if I can clear this up with one slice then so be it. My only draw back is being in a forgein country where the base docs may not perform such a thing and being sent off base to a civilian hospital. Other clencher for me is I just got accepted to a job and got my security clearance check done, but I can't barely move. I get the feeling this is a no brainer and I have to decline the position. There are thousands of spouses here looking for positions and it has taken me 8 months to finally get one. Any suggestions on how to deal with the "boss" or potential "boss"?? Good Luck all and I'll Let you know how it goes.