Hi all, I am still waiting my initial appointment with neuro re removal of bone spur C5/6 which has been set for 2nd Oct, I have left my name should any cancelation come up. My symptoms continue to get worse and I have been unable to work since last Nov.
One of my work mates has previously had extensive time off work with spinal problems and I find whenever we meet she is very challenging. It is done in a very low key way, however on every occassion she informs that "I was so bad I needed a wheelchair and was on morphine" "now I just take a couple of tab's and get on with things, are you sure you want to come back to work"?
I have just shrugged my shoulders and advised her that I do want to come back to work, reminding her I have worked there for 30 years avaraging 2 days per year off, which were incured when I fractured a leg then a few years later my arm. However, given the severity of the symptoms I am experiencing I have no option but to have surgery should I ever wish to return to any semblance of my former life, having tried conservative treatment in the form of physio and medication only for my condition to continue to deteriorate.
I am at the stage where I am close to asking her why she is being so confrontational, however do not know if this will help or not. Have you found any similar situations?