I feel like I was given the whole picture by my doctors and therapists before I had my L-5, S1 fusion. I am ow 6 weeks post op and the pain is worse than ever. My cat has been sick, so I had to bend once or twice, but the last few days things have been worse than ever. I know I have to be careful, but I had no idea that I could cause more damage then I had before. At this point I have no idea when I will be able to work again, and I am scared that I am going to lose my job and the ability to provide for my family. Does it ever get better? Have I screwed up? I feel like I am on a downward spiral.
Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and god bless