I'm stumped as to what to do. I've just had my 1st ESI couple days ago. The day after was pretty good, but today I feel like it's back to the same way, tight, and achy, with numbness and tingling down the legs. My n/s has had me out of work for the past 3 1/2 weeks, with a return to work on Monday Aug. 18. My husband is wanting me to see if the dr. will keep me out of work until I at least have the 2nd shot, which is not scheduled till Sept. 4. He, like I, am afraid I will get back to work, and get back to hurting and such that I will have to go back out on med leave. Then I will have to do my weeks waiting period, to start med leave pay all over again. My job is very physical, I work on a shipping dock packing heavy parts, and operating a towmotor.Ok, so to get to the point, what has been your experience with working and having the shots? Am I hurting myself by going back to work before the 2nd shot, or would it really make a difference? Just curious as to what your experiences have been.