Hi, I am new on forums - I messed this up before and then realized you can't delete them! I'll try again.
I had a multi level fusion 6 weeks ago, T11 to sacrum. I have made progress, oxy meds reduced. Walking 10 min. at a time.This surgery seems better & worse. from previous 3 fusions. A little history: had 5 back surgeries &1 neck fusion. I had bad back pain for years, soI am somewhat frail. I tried just about everything - pt. meds, accupuncture, so on… that fit in with my demanding job (oncall 24/7). I have other chronic health problems: dystonia and rheumatoid arthristis. Been a big struggle to work FT. Right before my surgery I decided to resign my fulltime job as I felt it was so unhealthly physically and emotionally. I had no other life, I've lost my support system and social life. My current problem I need advice with this current depression. I know my focus should be to recover, but I feel lost and so isolated (Dr said I can't drive for at least another 3 weeks or more). I don't remember feeling depressed with the other ones. Anyone had problems like this? Unfortunately I can't drive, so can't get to a therapist. I also can't seem to get a thing none around the house. any insights or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.