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Now not that I will ever want to do this, just am asking, if anyone is on this or ever tried to get it. I have questioned others in my field, and no one wants to talk about it. Not sure why. But as an option, I thought I should know all I could about it. I have six years and six weeks to go until retirement and pray to God I can make it. From what I have read, and can actually understand, if I am on disability, I will get 45% of my pay. Um, I didn't work 31 years to only get that much, so am continuing to work and suffer until some other option comes along.

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Back spasm episode requiring a week in hospital-1998
MRI 1998 showed bulge at L5S1. Doc gives me Oxycondin, Celebrex, Quinine Sulfate, Celexa. Took myself off these, reaction to Celebrex then Relafin, then Vioxx.
July 1999 Pain Management series of three steroid injections, didn't help.
Physical therapy and TENS unit, neither helped.
MRI Jan.2001 referred to specialist
Discogram March 2001 showed 4 of 5 lumbars bulged, surgeon says fusion out of question. Aquatic therapy seemed to make me feel better overall but did nothing for back.
Third MRI Dec 2002, in middle of major episode with back that didn't end until March 2003. Traction therapy total failure. Results read of MRI said no change.
Sept 2003 Neucleoplasty specialist showed me the tears in two of the lumbars and leaking.
Pain has progressed into hips and down back of legs. Standing has been lowered to 15 minutes from 30.
Drugs of choice ibuprofen 800mg 3xdaily.
Vicodin as needed.