Hello Spine-land! I had to return to work because my employer of 10years let me go. I needed 6 more weeks (probably more like 4) to recover and they fired me when FMLA ran out. Needless to say I needed to get some insurance. It was suggested that I apply for disability so that I could be turned down and then get state coverage. Is anyone actually receiving disability that has had multi-level fusion? I'm fused form T8-S1. Working, at first, wasn't too bad but now I'm exhausted and sore. I walk like the hunch-back of Notre Dame. Since I've gone off the meds I can't sleep and have terrible insomnia. Some mornings I'm so tired that the thought of just breathing wears me out. My brain says "get up, enjoy the day" and my body says "nope".
The paint management doctor was shocked that I take nothing for pain so now I'm back to 1 norco a day. I had several complications as a result from my first surgery and my family doctor says it is amazing that I still have a smile on my face. LOL. I almost feel like a wuss for even cosidering it.