PaLady, I take you're comments in a positive light, and actually I agree with you. I'm guessing that part of his decision was that I'm doing so well with the recovery. I myself, think it is way to early to determine how successful my fusion will be.
I think if I had walked in with lots of Post surgery problems and pain, he would have suggested more investigation. Probably a good indication of how well my recovery is doing, is the fact that I have back way off of my pain meds.
Trust me on this, I have a very low tolerance to pain and a very high tolerance to pain meds. I wish this on no one! Not a good thing if you need major surgery! :(
I also told my Surgeon that I have no plans on lifting that much weight when I go back. I explained my relationship with my boss, and that he would look out after my best interest.
It won't be easy to go back to work this soon, and my biggest worry, is getting too tired in an eight hour period.
So, I do agree with you PaLAdy, and I'm sorry that I don't have any good answers for you. I will be careful, as I don't want any repair jobs done on me :)
Man! You should see my scar! It's at least 8" long :(
And Yes!, I was working two full time jobs, and have done so for the last 15yrs, and at times 7days a week just to keep up. I was known as a workaholic around here :)
I'm so glad that I sold the Photography business, as it was just too much for me. We photographed around 7000 children a year. Whew!
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 4/22/2010 4:22:14 PM (GMT-6)