When I had my pain pump installed, the plan was for me to go back to work shortly after the surgery. Because of complications, I tried to go back, but did have to quit. Have other people had to quit due to surgery, or due to pain. I know it happens, but didn't know if it is a common theme. Also, how do you deal with the emotional side of no longer being able to work? It's so hard for me, I wanted to see what others have done to deal with it.
2000- spinal fusion, complete spine due to scoliosis
2012- pain began, started treatment for chronic pain
2013- install of pain pump, procedures to address complications
2014-blood patch, spinal fluid leak