I'm new here and found this site when researching my back issues. I had an L4/L5 Microdiscectomy on March 12th.
Was completely out of work for the first week and then worked from home for the second and third. I then went back the first two days for half of each. Just started back full time yesterday and I’m very concerned because I’m having a tremendous amount of pain in my sciatic nerve areas (left side of my body), which was the whole reason I had surgery in the first place. I felt like things were going well when I was resting and not sitting for most of the day (with a long walk per day) but I feel like one day of sitting all day just erased all of my progress.
Needless to say I am very concerned that one day of sitting made me feel this way. Not sure if I came back too soon! But just curious how long others have been out of work for similar procedures?
I know it will vary but if you get a chance please post how long you were/have been out of work.
Thanks again and glad to be a part of the group!