I am new here and would like to meet and talk to people who have gone through similar situations as me. I am 42 years old and am currently 3 months post TLIF surgery...fusion and screws for L5-S1. I also have harrington rods and fusion for levelsT1-L2 from about 24 years ago for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. I currently have 2 segments left in my spine that haven't been fused....L3 and L4. I have tried to return to work but find I can't sit at my desk for more than 20-30 minutes without pain. My L3 and L4 discs are showing signs of degeneration as well. Once those go, my entire spine will be fused. I am thinking of applying for disability but don't know if my condition would be approved. Has anyone else experienced a situation similar to mine that can share their disability process or offer advice to me?