Hi. Firstly I am new here and this is my first post. I am now 4 months post op from L4/L5 fusion with the hardware etc. My op has been a success in that I no longer have any serious back, hip and leg pain on my right side, however have been left with quite a nasty pain in a previously no pain left side. Overall im happy with the results but recovery for me is very slow. Im still having good days and bad days and was expecting ot be more capable at this time.and this is the area for my problems. I have a very physical job that requires heavy lifting and twisting alot on a production line doing 12hr shifts, I am having my physio with the company physio and it is now become apparent that my company and my physio is expecting more than i can deliver. I returned to work doing light duties after 8 weeks. At the moment I am working online for 1hr then 1hr offline and am doing 8 hr shifts this is all I can manage at the moment as my back just cant offer the resistance needed,.but have been told in the next 2 weeks I need to working 12 hour shifts, and at around 6 weeks from now to be working online full time. I will be chuffed to bits if I can manage this but the way i feel now I cant see it.The situation is starting to get me very stressed and anxious. My question to you guys is do I just need to knuckle down and get on with it or is my employer expecting too much too soon. Also am I behind with my recovery.
Thanks for listening