HI, I had L-5 S-1 fusion etc w rods and screws.about 6 months ago . I m still in tremendous pain 24/7 and haven't recovered well . I was told by work that if I didn t return by certain date that I would lose my job b/c short term was expiring . My NS hasn't been any help at all and said I shouldn't be in this much pain and maybe I should sit in his office and try and decide about my future. Is he freaking kidding me !?! My job is 100% physical bending lifting twisting on feet all day ! I don t even know if I m fused yet ! Dr released me back to work and first day back my bosses berated me for long time , took me out of buildings I had worked in for years , changed my hours and now I m answering to someone else . I was one of the top people in my position for years and didn t answer to anyone just came in and did my job handling lots of events and things alone . I ve been taken away from everyone I know . I think they re trying to harass me to quit now . I thought I could go back out on long term but found out I was told wrong date on short term ending and now can t go back out on that for one year . I m devastated !!! Any advice ?