Hi everyone my name is Mariah. I am getting an ESI in a week and half for a re-herniation 6 mo post op and epidural fibrosis. Now I don't know how that's all going to be affected after my slip and fall yesturday. Has anybody here ever slipped and fallen after a back surgery or ever been forced to return to work even though you 're-injured?
At about 6:30am my boyfriend and I were on our way to breakfast and stopped at a store to see what time it opened. He got out to check the store hours and slipped and fell. I rushed out of the car to him and then I went down while walking up to him. I landed flat on my back( upper and lower ) and my buttock. About an hour and a half I was sore all over and stiff even while laying. It's been 6 months since my surgery. For about three months after my surgery the soreness and swelling of my back actually prevented me from making certain movements. Afterwards, as the swelling went down and the scar heal, I started being able to bend and turn as long as I did it slowly. After recently finding out about my disks re-herniation and the epidural fibrosis I have been extra cautious of my movements. Now I feel I'm back at square one because Im all stiff and just getting up from a chair or bed is awful. I have an appointment with my back doctors but I thin k I might go to the ER today. I'm already being forced to go back to work after a failed back surgery because I don't have my employers long term disability and now I'm supposed to go back with this too.
I tryed looking into SSD but they (SSD Lawyers) think I might be able to do a desk job even though I can't sit for more than 25 minutes at a time AND because I go to college they figure I'm able to do something so I can't be that
bad. I'm having a hard time staying positive. I started to have positive thoughts about my upcoming ESI ( I had two that failed last year) because maybe , just maybe it'll give me some relief so I can work, and then I slipped
and fell on ice. :"(