Bearable but not perfect. The first day I saw the chiro I couldn't take more than 3 steps without collapsing in agony, literally. DH had to take the day off work that day because I was totally immobile. I did have to quit my job that required a lot of walking, and rested a lot. But after regular chiropractic I could walk around the grocery store with only minimal resting, and wasn't in pain most of the time. Rolling over in bed was still pretty excruciating. Oddly enough it just about went away at 35 weeks, at which point I only had the mild back pain of "oh look, it's a big belly." 35-42 weeks I was walking a mile, mile and a half a day and was fine.
I just want to rant a bit. So few people don't get SPD. I have an acquaintance who's had a stillbirth and when I mentioned a few times that I couldn't do x because of my pelvic pain, she sent me this long screed about how I should be grateful to have such a healthy pregnancy and all pregnant women have back pain and what am I complaining about. Yeah, there's a difference between a sore back and being rendered immobile from the agony of SPD. I've had a few comments along the lines of "well if you weren't so fat..." (I wear a US size 14/BMI 30) which also makes me extremely angry. OH! And I was threatened by my last boss for having to quit my job over SPD. SPD is a nightmare, and if I could choose I'd rather deal with hyperemesis again than the hip agony. I don't know how I'll be able to care for a 2 year old while unable to walk, so here's hoping I can walk the whole time.
Can't I just wake up 35 weeks pregnant?