I will have to chime in here and agree with Chutz about taking classes and going back to school. I know when I first went on disability, I tried taking some classes and quickly found I just could not sit through a class in their chairs and had to drop the class. But not to be beaten by that situation. I decided to try a different avenue, and tried taking classes that did not require you sit in a class room. I had alway been interested in wood carving and art stuff, so I checked out the art department at the local junior college, and enrolled in a sculpture class. It was great very little sitting and allot of moving around. The professor was very understanding of my situation, and even had other help me carry and move the stone when we were doing stuff in that medium. I quickly realized that to do sculpture they required us to draw the piece we wanted to make first, and I could not draw, so I then took a drawing class before going on to sculpture II, I continued taking all the sculpture classes untill I had to give it up on account of increasing weakness and losing the ability to hold my arms out in front of me to do the sculpture. I then set my sites on just taking the drawing classes and the pottery classes. I took all the drawing classes they had to offer, but the pottery classes required to much arm use, and I just could not do that!
Anyway it is great that you are going back, and if you find you can not do the classes, then look for something different that they might have available to you that you can do. It is great getting out of the house and I really enjoyed being around with the younger folks, and I think we learned allot from each other.
Good Luck to you and I hope that these injections work for 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!