I'm about 7 weeks post TLIF surgery now but I'm still in a fair amount of pain with numbness to my right foot and nerve pain down my left buttock. I am currently signed off work and will sit a medical board in December to see how I am but I don't feel great and expect my med cat to remain as it is and prevent me from returning to work.
Is there anyone who has returned to an active job after a spinal fusion? Also how long did it take before you could return to work? And do you have any permanent restrictions?
I'm just starting to think that perhaps I need to find a new career.