I was wondering when you consider applying for SSD. I'm 42 and have had a 3 level lumbar fusion in 07, at 2 level cervical fusion in 09 and am getting ready for another cervical fusion in Oct 10. I know that surgery is going to be at least a one level but he may have to do more depending on what 2 other levels look like when he gets in there.
I'm working from home due to not being able to carry my laptop back and forth to the office and not being able to sit in an office chair...I work most of the time from the recliner or my bed. I can't take the pain meds as much as I need to during the day due to work, so I work through the pain. My quality of life has significantly decreased and I can't even do my own grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, etc. On top of it all I just found out my job is being outsourced next spring. I'm not sure who is going to hire me with my health/back issues and am wondering if it is time to think about SSD.