I had lower back surgery on my L3-L4 and L5-S1, having 2 insicions. I had the surgery due to pain as well as nerve damage in my left foot. I also have a neurological condition called dystonia. Instead of a same day, maybe overnight surgery, I was in the hospital for 10 days. The staff was amazing! Problem is, I still have discomfort and pain on/off pain. I have no endurance and find it real hard to walk much. I have not returned to either job yet. One of my jobs I teach special needs preschool and I'm afraid that I will get hurt. The kids are 4 y.o and behavioral. I have to return without restriction. What do I do? I really feel the dystonia has made my recovery more difficult. My other job is in a retail store which involves bending lifting twisting and a lot of standing. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.