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Return to Work and symptoms are worst
That happened to me. I was out for two years after 3 back surgeries and a permanent left drop foot. I had two fusions, and a spinal cord stimulator implanted. After almost 2 years, my job called me and said they had a great desk job i could do. I begged my near surgeon to let me go back to work.
After three days, i was in tears. I called my doc, and he gave me extra pain meds, then i was crying and stoned for another week. I was cut to fur hour days. The pain just got worse and worse. It took almost 4 weeks of daily calls to my doc before he would let me off work again. My NS wouldn't write a letter taking me off work, and my pain mgmt doc didn't want to go against my NS.

Who was caught in the middle? Me. In pain, vomiting, crying..etc...

Finally taken back out of work. My symptoms 6 months later have not gotten better, only worse. Now comp wants to know why i am not working since my NS told them once that i could do it. Even though it wad MY DECISION to go back and try , they don't care. It created a nightmare for me that i wish i never started.

I wish you luck with this fight. It's a tough one. Take warning. Think of your health before anything else. I didn't at first, and now im paying for it.

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RE: Return to Work and symptoms are worst - nursedina - 01-25-2011, 09:09 PM

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