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Starting to see fusion 5 weeks PO EXCITED, but need help

xMARxxMAR Posts: 125
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I went to my appointment with Surgeon 10/16 He looked and compared xrays and was very happy to say he saw fusion at all 4 levels starting. I asked him what was next and he said that now I can start a 6 week rehab/therapy program and to see him in 2 months. I was so happy to hear the news, but after a while said to my wife that I only have 3 weeks of short term disability left. I don't have long term. Before I went out on this surgery I talked to my employer and was told if you are still out after short term runs out that I would probably lose my job. She said I could get rehired, but being as slow as the economy is now and also my employer, I don't see that happening. My wife and I could not make ends meet if I have no income coming in. This is not a work related injury or car accident. Doe's anyone have any Ideas!!?? I am so happy about my results though!!!


  • Man If you find anything out PLEASE let me know, I am in the same position, I had my surgery on March 30, My short term ran out in June, it is now gona be until january before I go back, I was able to get a loan modification on my mortgage, but we cashed in our 401k, both mine and my wifes, and our savings, Its a long road and very hard with no income, or I should say half of your income. Best Wishes to you!!!
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