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Hello all. Washington member

phishisgroovinpphishisgroovin Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi everyone.
Been a back injury recipient since 92. i recently had my 3rd lower spine surgery last april-7th.
I had 7000lbs come back on me reinjuring my lower back nicely at L5/S1 (i enjoyed Sciatic agony for just under 2 years).....
Its been a little over 2 years now that it happened, i am entering the retraining process now for labor & industries here in Washington State.

I want to get my CDL and drive a semi since i can sit all day without pain unlike walking around or standing in one spot for more that 10 minutes or less. I have offeers to a job that doesnt load or unload so i want to atleast try..

I am wondering what type of jobs you all have trained for that you have actually benefitted from and found gainful employment that actually pays the bills?

Nobody wants to hire people with spine injuries due to the hazard excuse. Even if we would bebefit the company.


  • That's rough to hear about your accident and surgeries. I haven't returned to work in almost 3 years so unable to give you any advice about working but looks like you're doing well retraining and hope one day you;ll be able to manage a job. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can.so glad you dropped in to visit us! i am glad you are able to find some type of work you can do, now if only you could get a job!! good luck to you and stop by anytime! Jenny :)
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