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Four Hours a day is doable

So believe it or not the working 4 hours a day isn’t killing me anymore lol Don’t get me wrong on the average two days a week are definitely not “good” days by any means but at least three days are not so bad.  Not gonna lie go for my six month checkup next week and kinda scared what doc gonna say...

Have a question on disability....sorry I’m not the smartest when it come to this but if or when I’m approved how long should I expect to be on it?  My thoughts before surgery have definitely gone out the window since I expected to be working full time by now.  I know everyone is different but on average it would be great to kinda know what to expect.  My Dr. did an awesome job but as for his bed side manner he is lacking and when I ask him these questions he says that’s up to you when you go back which isn’t much help lol.

Hope everyone is well and I’ll post after my appointment.

Happy New Year everyone!

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 5,589

    I have a question, are you talking about short term disability through your job? If I'm not mistaken, if you are working you cannot file for social security disability. You can but it's tricky. Any work you do must not be the type or volume that will disqualify you for benefits. With SS disability you cannot earn more than what what is considered "substantial gainful activity". The best way to go about it is get a SS lawyer.

    Sandra
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  • Yes temporary disability...I have a lawyer handling it for me.  They seem to think with such a big fusion it shouldn’t be a problem

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 5,589

    Good luck with it and keep us posted.

    Sandra
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  • Good on you for the 4 hours!

    I was limited to 30 hrs a week.. a person can't eat at that level

    William Garza
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  • WLLadyWLLady Ontario CanadaPosts: 1,331

    I can tell you i was working full time by 6months post surgery....it was a struggle.  i am now doing my full time hours (which should be 37.5/week but never seem to be less than 45/week....) and it's still exhausting by the end of the week.  had to talk with my boss about just doing the hours i should be doing (37.5) and that seems to be okay.....for now....and i'm 2 years post surgery now.  it sure does take it's own sweet time to heal!

    Kathy
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    Dec '16 T10-S2 fusion with pelvic fixation. Laminectomies L2, L3, L4, L5, facet removal, cages L4-5, L5-S1, severe scoliosis, arthritis and stenosis repair. 

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