i am depressed please help me!!!!!

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I am on my 7th week of post microdiscectomy.i am painless before and after surgery...just feeling stiffness at lowerback .i was doing physically and mentally very well upto 5 th week.after that i am very upset mentally now.very less slèep,crying,worried about my job,my familyetc.my boss offered part time job for me.i am worried 'can i do that job'?(desk job).my doctor cleared me for everything.still i am not confident about me.when i can be normal?please share your experience of normal life after discectomy.please help me!!!!!!i am worried about everything.

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    Believe it or not this is part of the course, I am 4 months post op and a similar melt down. I think it's partly to do with the tablets, the tedium of it all and being at home all the time. 

    You should be confident you are over the worst of it and risk of reherniation and be please it has been a success. You can work standing up leaning against a stall for a while. It's great your boss is being reasonable.

    However, I hope I dont sound blase, but you probably need a good night out with your friends. 


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    Aw your post i could relate to everything you said but it is going to get better and you will come through it. I had a micro discectomy May 2014 and a spinal fusion 12 weeks ago this was major surgery the surgeon went through the stomach and took out 2 discs and put cages, bone and rods in there. I have no pain but very stiff and very restless nights mainly because its hard lying on your back and i can't get comfy. I take amatryptiline for this at the mo. I've had the worry of going down to nil pay and have been asked to see an occupational doctor twice. I've felt low but refuse to succumb to it by walking everyday to get blood supply to my back i hear its very good for it and doing small things i enjoy. You will turn a corner where you will feel stronger and your not alone 
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    I'm 44 now had Lower back pain since I was 22 for the last 2 years it's been its on going had physio and hydro both did nothing the specialists won't operation on my I have DDD L5 si pain I live on painkillers can no longer bend over the specialist said my back was fine lol now lost feeling in my toes feet and fingertips the only drug that been any good is amitriplyine For sleeping during the day it's full on even with painkillers

    To say I'm depressed ? No I'm fed up with it and it's runs my life but if it wins it wins

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