I'm a flight attendant for a well know carrier. Aside from
Being thrown in turbulence a year ago and them doing nothing more but getting me some massages and physical therapy it got worse. Im fighting w them to re open my workers comp case......that aside here's my fear.
I was diagnosed w 2 herniated discs and one missing disc, severe spinal compression myelopathic, radicuopathy and DDD. Found this out last week and they already want me to have surgery on the 24th because they said there's a bone spur next to my spinal column that could sever it.
I'm still out there busting my butt. My question is how long will it take before I can go back to work with no restrictions on activities such as pushing pulling moving things and have to lift. I have to be able to lift at least 50 pounds to be considered qualified for the position. I'm a single mom to 5 I can't be out long. Is this something that can be ignored and I can deal with any year from now? I know it sounds stupid but I'm in no position to not be getting a paycheck and fighting the company for workers comp is killing me right now. Any of you who have a job that requires manual labor and lifting how long did it take for you to go back?