:? I had L4-S1 2 Level Anterior/Posterior Fusion the 16th of April. I work for the school system doing heavy groundskeeping work, including heavy lifting, twisting, bending, and climbing.
I was wondering if I'll ever be able to perform those duties again. Right now I have come to a point I am worried about.
I had my walking up to a mile/day and all of a sudden I am not being able to do that....back is folding up. They say I may have pushed it too hard and they are going to X-Ray Friday. Can you bend over much after this short of time?
I can't tie my shoes without pain and am worried about my job. They have been patient with me, but I really wonder if I'll ever be capable of doing that gig. I'm 59 YO and have a degeneration of the spine also. There are problems higher up, but the surgeon said it was too much to do at one time because it would knock me down for too long.
Anybody else been thru this? Appreciate some input.....Thanks in advance!