Hello Shelter. Lakeside could not have said it any better. Listen to your body above all. They are amazing machines but they do have their limits too.
I am not real up to speed on your situation. I have a question though, were you released to rtw at your request or was this dr doing? What did your MRI show? Be sure to get a copy of the written report of the MRI for your own records. Can your employer give you work with the restrictions or even allow you to rtw with restrictions. I know some employers require a full rtw no restrictions.
Be very careful with your back. You already have one injury, unfortunately that very injury can leave you predisposed to further injury. It is now a weakened area to be dealt with.
I hope you have a good day of rtw. Keep us posted on how you do. Just take it slow & easy......Susie
Im encouraged just by receiving notes form you ladies; and advice
re: Cymbalta and Lyrica are supposed to help with Fibromyalgia, so ask your doctor about those medications.
I was the pharmacy Thurs night to get my Presc Celebrex... and asked about
Cymbalta, he'd NEVER heard of it
& asked me if perhaps it is not yet used here in CANADA
the Celebrex seems to help over the few days i been on it now,
and i took Robaxacet also...
and using ICE... on those SI joints helps
and heat when driving I got a message lumbar seat thing at WALMART on Saturday enroute for a 1 1/2 hr drive
I see my Doctor in the morning
i worked all day today--- paced myself...
thankful for supportive co-workers
and a hubby who's trying to be my help
AS for my job
im req to work 26 hours a week to qualify for health plan
and i have certain days at one place ( 26 hours) & certain days ( 24 hrs / week) at another .
I do programs with Sneuiros that are schedualed, so you cant jsut go in whenever
i ahve to be ther for 9 am...
i've been able to do tht most days for last 4 years
only ahd 2-3 days i couldnt do that...
not bad eh ?
We dont have that kind of job insurance... here in CANADA
and I have freinds that are on permanent dissability for their backs...
but they had to fight for it... and go with out for about 7 years....
their wife worked and then they got a settlement from government and back pay for 7 years or more
was ahandsome back pay...
one day at atime
with teh support I ahve thus far
i am hoping to keep at y jobs...
and pace myself
will update ya as we go along this journey
thank you sooooooooooooo MUCH for writting me