Re: 1st Visit to Physical Therapy after Lumbar Fusion
There is a separate forum called Disabilities where W/C and SSDI are discussed a lot. You might want to post on there also to get more feedback.
It's bad enough we have to deal with the medical problems, pain, and surgeries, but then we also have to deal with the financial issues. It's like being kicked while we're already down.
I sincerely hope you can get some pain relief soon, and that you'll be one of the lucky ones who can get SSDI quickly if you aren't able to return to work.
I've been out of work for 3 years now, and it's unlikely I'll ever be able to return to work. Even though I deal with physical limitations and pain daily, life isn't bad, it's just different. It's a process that you go through to get to the point where you settle into a new reality, and you'll be tested in every way you can imagine along the way. The more positive you stay, the better your life will be as you travel this journey.