hi. i had a l5 s1 fusion a year and a half ago. i am battling through each day of work and life by a thread sometimes. trying not to hurt myself all day long at work followed by long commutes plus trying to help my wife raise 2 young children has left me an absolute mess sometimes.
i am 34 years old. i feel like everything i used to love doing has been taken away or tainted with pain and anxiety.
no sports. no playing with the kids. nothing phisival at all cuz u need to save it for work the next day. cant sit too long cant stand too long... the list goes on and on.
just wondering if anyone else is wrestling with depression years after their surgery. i dont forsee this going awau and i terribly regret having the surgery sometimes.