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UPDATE *** YAY *** I'm back to work on Monday!!!!

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  • Sue:

    Going back to work is some what like the first day of school. Life is funny.

    Pace yourself. Only you know what your limitations are.

    Good communications with your employer are so important through this process. Don't hesitate to tell them how you feel.

    And, thanks for keeping a secret.

    My situation - I am scheduled for a discogram on April 10. As I understand it, I will not be provided any anesthesia so I am mentally preparing for a few minutes in Hell! Revision surgery or extending the fusion a few levels higher will be determined from that test. I'll post the outcome on the forum.

    Enjoy your first day at school.
  • Hi Sue :H ,

    I am so happy to see YOU so excited, but most of all feeling good =D> :D !! That's wonderful. I don't know how many times within the past 4 years I have told my husband I would gladly trade in this horrific battle with pain for my job (on disability now). Wow! Sick world when you Wish you COULD work, hey? :))( Just kidding.

    Now ... as all your other "Parents" have told you, please be careful and just ease into it. No time to backward now, girl. You are very lucky to have an employer that DOES understand that you are a person and not a robot. Keep us posted.
    Rassy

    Rassy's Story
    Under House Arrest Without the Ankle Bracelet :-)
    The remarks I make are strictly my own based on my personal experiences.
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  • Best of luck to you on your first day back. I can totally relate as I am a nurse and was faced with the decision of what to do career-wise, after having my surgery and subsequently being diagnosed with AS. All you can do is try. At this point, try not to even think about it not working out. Go in with a positive attitude and take it as it comes. Be aware of your limitations and do not push yourself to do anything that you are not comfortable with. I ended up switching careers and was fortunate enough to find a desk job as a telephone triage nurse. I feel that everything happens for a reason, and I feel truly blessed with the way things have worked out. I have been at my job for nearly 8 months now, and I absolutely LOVE what I do. I work weekend program, which is about the only thing that sucks about it. However, I look forward to going into work and enjoy being apart of the working world again. I can relate to you, as I was out of work for 10 months after injuring my back. It was a difficult time and going back to work was a bit nerve-wracking. But I am so glad I did it and I look forward to many more years in my present position.
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