Hi everyone. To start off I am 29 yrs old and I have been a housekeeper in a hospital for 12 yrs. I had acd &f surgery on June 2, 2010 and I am still experiencing pain. I had to quit my job of 12 yrs. I went back to work at the end of October after 5 months of PT. When does the pain go away. I was told I would feel like a new person when said and done with. My numbness or my arm falling asleep before surgery went away. I never had any pain until after my surgery. I am just getting so tired of pain, and taking pain killers, now the doctor wants to put me in the pain clinic. I filed for social security because I dont know if I can work again. I cant do heavy lifting still, It hurts to sit at a computer long. So I dont know what to do. Help is this normal? going on nine months since my surgery? I feel so old and getting so depressed.
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