Need some advice….I have been suffering from lower back pain for over 3 yrs. I have DDD L3- L5 and moderate bulging and a slight tear in L4-L5 disc.
Like most of you guys, I have tried everything other that surgery to help this problem, so I will not even get into this…
I have a dilemma. I work as an electronic technician; I have survived my job the last few yrs. with my buddies, I work with ,helping me do any lifting and they would help out the nights when I had bad flare-ups.
Well I recently lost my job due to an accident…..I knew I would have a hard time working so I went ahead and applied for disability. I can not work a sit down job due to the fact that sitting causes my pain to escalate. Most people can’t understand that, but I know some of you guys do.
Since I have not been working my back feels better at times, because I can avoid the things that aggravates it, but my depression has gotten worse. So recently a recruiter called me about a great job here in town…..so I went and tested for it. Now I have an offer for a great job, but don’t feel I can hold up. I also think it will be difficult for me to get my disability because my MRI’s don’t look that bad. It has been about 4 months since I have applied for my disability and fear if I try to work and I can not I will have to start the process all over again.
I am only 45 yrs. old and I have a daughter to rise….I have to make a decision this week, and I try not to talk to my friends and family much about my back, because unless you had to deal with this issue,it is really hard to understand.