Have any of you been forced to go back to work even though you are still suffering with your chronic pain because you have no other choice financially?
I am curious to hear your stories because I lost my job after working there for 11 years due to being on disability for so long. I now have been offered a great position with a wonderful insurance company. I finally accepted the offer today but I am so afraid I won't be able to do it. I am going to give them a start date of mid Jan but I still haven't resolved my pain issues from 5 mos post op l5 s1 fusion. I'm having si injection on thurs hoping this is going to be the answer. I am so scared that I am going to mess up the greatest opportunity that I have been given because of my pain. I can't imagine working everyday right now as it is a chore just to get to the grocery store when we run out of bread and milk. Not only to I live in constant pain but I am exhausted all the time due to the pain.
I will be selling insurance so I will be on my feet traveling to homes frequently which means I must dress up and I dread thinking about putting dress shoes on.
Anyway, I just wanted to hear some of your stories as well as vent some of my fears and frustrations to those who understand.
Thanks for listening.