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Old 08-04-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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Spinal Fusion

3 back surgeries in 10 months the last one was a spinal fusion with all the hardware, left me with nerve damage in leg & foot walk w/limp. Ten weeks post op WC doctor sends me back to work on light duty but 8 hr days and 5 days a week. I can hardly stand to stay the whole shift I stay in so much pain and my leg/foot have shooting sharp pains down it plus the lost of feeling at times to wear I think I am going to fall. I have had to miss a day of work I called in 2 hrs early to make sure I was safe. I had only been working for 9 days before I had to call in due to not being able to get out of bed that day I stayed in bed the whole day my back was killing me. 2 days later I went to work and I was wrote up for calling in, I have never been wrote up nor have I ever had a verbal before I was hurt I was a model employee. Also had final write up 3 days after that for leaving 2 hrs early and approved, due to my leg/back pain. What am I to do?

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Old 08-04-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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Re: Spinal Fusion

Can you have the doctor put you off work again? I would think you would be a high liability working if you are having such difficulties. I never went back to work after my injury and surgery. If I have my next surgery which is a fusion I was told to expect 3 months down time. I couldn't imagine working 10 weeks after surgery full time.
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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Re: Spinal Fusion

Called doctor told him what was going on he said there was nothing he could do except do a FCE

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