I have been reading the forums for a long time and decided to post and I appreciate all this place has done for me.
Here is my situation.
I am a male age 31 6'4 and 195#. I used to be huge into bodybuilding and fitness however had DDD and had to change my life and routine.
I had my first L5-S1 spinal fusion in 9/2011. I had a ALIF and in 2013 i found out it was a failed fusion.
11/20/2013 I had a Posterior Lumbar fusion and as of today I am almost 2 months post surgery. I seem to be doing better than I was on the first surgery and I think everything is going well. most recently i was put on Biomet SpinalPak Stimulator to help with this fusion (which Aetna approved)...
I am having the following questions.
1) I have worked for the same company for almost 10 years and am starting to feel the pressure to return to work. I handle outside sales for our company so driving and sitting at a computer desk is my 8-5. my boss constantly asks me when I'm returning to work and I just dont want to do anything this time around to mess it up. I feel like i returned to work and to much activity far too fast in 2011 and even though
I feel better now Im not sure what i should do...i am still being paid 100% of my salary and this is a benefit my employer offers.
What do i tell him to let him know the seriousness of this?
When should i truly be returning?
Any questions you have for me LMK
Thank you very much.