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work advice/ideas

heckhheck Posts: 17
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in Good News
so i am finally much better.

but i wonder what kind of work to go back to.
my physio wants me to get a sitting down type, job though she cheerfully acknowledges that this may send me back to her.

i am dyslexic, and have the short term memory of a fly, so and office job is a nightmare, to me. one i guess i may have to face, but i wonder

what do you guys do?

any occupations suggestions?

grade 1 spondy, facet joint damage, mild scoliosis. low muscle tone


  • Welcome to SH. I know how you feel. Although I am still waiting for my surgery, I am already looking ahead to the future. I am in nursing so am thinking that I will probably have to rethink that. It's a tough decision, most jobs you either stand walk lift alot, or on the other side, sit sit sit. All of which is not great for us spineys. Wishing you all the best with your decision.
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • Hello Heck,

    Anything that works for you and that memory concept made me smile as we all have those issues and the thing to be is honest and as much as we want to hide our foibles finding work that is appropriate to our specific needs is challenging.

    I did some voluntary work as just coping thought the day is difficult as our energy wanes and committing to work requires us to manage our pain more effectively. I was out of work for a long time and used that time to develop those skills to return, any work is better than staying at home if possible and only through trial and error will you find what is most suitable and what will and will not work just for you.

    Take care and good luck in your quest, look to the thing you can do and take your time for each learning and physical improvement. Changing jobs is sometimes difficult and needs proactive planning, much experience is here from those who have done this and are will to help encourage and support you in the noble quest.

    Good luck.

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