Firstly, I have been given a date for my spine injections on 26 May - YAY!!! I really hope they make a big difference to my current pain levels.
Secondly, I had my 'return to work interview' today. I have officially started my phased return, which will continue after Easter. Double YAY!!!!
BUT................ Before this meeting, I attended a 2 hour training session. Even though I used the backrest and chair wedge on an ordinary seat (which my employers have bought me specifically for this purpose), I still had to get up and walk around quite a few times. If I'm honest, it was really painful sitting in that upright '90 degrees' position for any length of time. I don't sit on any chairs like that at home, or anywhere else come to think of it.
Oh dear, I know that I'm not out of the woods yet, today has proved that to me, but I am keen to get back to work and start living a more 'normal' life. I will just tell people that everything is "fine" and will see how I progress as I go along. I will NOT accept that I will always have continuing back problems at work UNTIL I GIVE IT MY BEST SHOT FIRST. Obviously I'm disappointed about this as I thought (with the pain meds) I could handle it all when the time came. Well, now that time has arrived and it's worrying me all over again.
I know some people might say "I told you so" but I'm NOT going down without a damn good fight!!!!!
Phew, I feel better now!!! Thanks guys/girls
2 x Microdiscectomy 2005 / PLIFusion 2-level 2010 / revision surgery 2011 / NEVRO Senza spinal cord stimulator implanted February 2013. I WILL NOT GIVE IN / UP !!