My husband got hurt at work (he is a nurse) and ruptured a disc at L-4/L-5 and has been through 2 surgeries since May 2009. This last surgery was a fusion L-4/L-5 and he had to have titanium rods and screws put in. He is 3 months out from sugery and still in alot of pain and getting depressed. He was told at his last doctor appointment that the pain is normal for the fusion process but he was told that he has permanent nerve damage on his right side that causes his right leg to be weak and numb and tingle and burn and pins and needles all the time and it also gives out on him and he has spasms at any given time. He cannot walk without assistance and was told that he will never have normal use of his right leg for the rest of his life and will always have to use a cane and sometimes if needed a walker. He cannot drive anymore due to his permanent nerve damage in his right leg. He was also told that he woud not be able to ever go back to work again because of his right leg and back pain. He has always been a very active man and never has been one to sit around. He is now reduced to only being able to sit around, walks as much as he can as per doctors orders, but he misses being able to fish, drive, work, basically have his normal life back. We have activities for him to do while I am at work, but he is limited as to what he can and cannot do. I am corncerned and unsure of what I can do to help him with his depression he is slipping in and out of. I have to work and he stays home all day by himself. We talk alot and we text each other during the day and my boss who is a doctor is very understanding and supportive. My husband cannot take antidepressants and we have a very close and supportive relationship and good communication between us. I just want to do everything I can to help him. Any suggestions would be helpful.