Hi My name is Lizz
I have always had scoliosis,
and then ten years ago was diagnosed with severe degenerative arthritis.
well here I am, was in the health field for 15 years, lots of lifting, transferring and so forth,
well it got really bad, went to the chiro and after 4 adjustments (had always helped in the past) well this time I landed up in the emergency room couldent even walk
told to stop work till I saw the ortho sx, had just done xrays,
saw the ortho, and he sent me for an mri, and to stay out of work
not to many options as my lower back is pretty much shot
so Im having a spinal fusion on may 24th
and the dr put me out of work period, and that ill never go back to group home work (my lifes love)
now my boss who is my best friend was with me during ALL of this.
I had to resign due to drs orders, company said that I would get approved for unemployment as it wasnt my choice to quit
well Un employment didnt see it that way.and I was denied
I did not blame the job, or take workman's comp as I had been warned ten years ago to get out of the field and find a job with no lifting, soooooooo. and alot of people there knew I had back problems and covered for me and helped me out alot, so I started the job with the issue.
so I am currently about to move to a friends house as I have no income, and am in the process of a divorce.
ok, probably TMI! LOL
so the long and short of it is, I stumbled on this sight, and am just going to sit back and read, the pre op tips are great sadly cant afford much more then the plastic bag to slide on. but my friend is taking the first week off to help me get settled.
This is a great forum (I do belong to a couple) and Im glad I found it now before surgery