Welcome to the Healing Well Chronic Pain Forum! You found an excellent place to come and vent, we might not be able to heal you! But we sure can lend you our ears an listen to you, and give you what advice that we may have, but most certainly we can give you all our support! You are definitely not alone with your pain when you come here, we all know what it is like to live with chronic pain! So we can all empathize with you on that! The question I have is,.... will you be ready and able to go back to work when your short term disability runs out? I mean you might be mentally ready but will your body be physically ready and will your Doctors release you for work? And will your company let you come back? I am alll for you going back to work if you are physically ready, but you sure don't want to go back if your not ready! Cause you could end up causing yourself more damage and possible permanent deabiliting injury! Anyway it sure sounds like you have had some really nasty injuries. I do hope you get alll healed up and everything works out well for you!
Again I welcome you to our forum! Good Luck to You!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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