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Type of work vs. recovery time

I am getting my trial put in on Monday August 26th. I am a pharmacy technician who works in an IV room. I make IV bags for hospitals, which basically mean I stand and walk in a small room for around 7 hours a day operating a pump and injecting small doses of drugs into large bags of drugs. I have a herniated L3-L4 and a non existent L4-L5 disc. I work in this room pushing through what is usually around a 6-8 pain level.

I know that it is not going to be a quick recovery from the permanent implant, but do any of you with physical jobs have some insight over what time frame I am looking at?




  • I dont care what anybody else says, I felt like I was hit by a Mack Truck the next day. I had improper clothing to go to work, (needed button up), the few stitches hurt as they were on top of my regular pain, you need to ICE often. We had a tropical storm so I took the week off. I could have gone back after the second day with the best programing on sec and 3rd day. YOU canNOT pull those wires out and need a free hand to adjust your settings. You need to be able to meet with the rep for programing for 1 or 2 or 3 days. BUT, you need to know how it will help you when at work, just be careful.
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