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My SIJD post-op journal Part 1



Dear Friend,

Hi, My name is Amy and I suffered from SIJD for far too long. The group replies, “ HI, Amy!”. If you’d like to contact me, I’d be more than happy to answer questions or provide support!  I look forward to getting to know you and be a part of your journey with SIJD as realize you no longer have to go at this alone.  You can find me at


If you are reading this then you must have a story like mine, one that has twists and turns of a pelvis that won’t stay put, a myriad of struggles, and relief when you finally found someone that didn’t look at you like you were insane when you pointed to your back side and said – “it HURTS HERE!” My hope is to take the mystery out of what recovery for SI surgery is like. And to give others hope that sometimes this surgery is the answer.

I was terrified when I FINALLY made the decision to have this surgery and I promised myself that no matter what happened I would tell people what recovery was like as honestly as I possibly could – in hopes to show what the good medical professionals say when they tell us this is a LONG recovery and you won’t get better overnight…they are right and wrong about that. While the muscle imbalances WILL take what feels like forever – the old fiery pain from the SI joint has been gone immediately following my SI Surgery and THAT was worth every penny, every tear, and every fear!

Keep reading and researching, there IS a future with life in it out there for you! You are welcome to ask anything if you have questions about my experience and I will do the best to answer!

What your reading here is a real account from a real person just like you that suffered from SIJD for 18 years and finally made the choice to have surgery. I was scared out of my mind that I was making a horrible choice and was terrified of what life would be like post surgery. While I was awaiting my surgery date I promised myself that I would journal my post-op life exactly like it was, no covering up pain, no mincing words, just tell it like it was for me at the time it happened. The end result of that is what your holding now. This is my journey, one person, one patient, one body, one story. I hope that it helps you see what’s on the other side of the operating room so that you can make your decision on treatment with just a little less fear of the unknown.

I hope this helps you in your journey. Just remember, your not alone, your not crazy and your pain is real!

Best wishes for a pain free life,

Amy Eicher


Awaiting my pre-surgery consult

rear end on fire… afraid to hope things could be different someday.

One Response to My SIJD post-op journal Part 1

  1. Caroline

    Hi I’m pretty sure I have Si joint dysfunction. I’ve also developed facet joint hypertrophy, scoliosis and every joint clicks in my body. I suffer from a tight neck and shoulders and worst of all felt my pelvis tear away from my hip. It now clonks when I walk and is painful to sleep on. My right shoulder has dropped too. Did you suffer from these symptoms? I’m so scared, pls respond xx Caroline xx

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