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I work. I have 2 slipped discs. One of which is herniated. I suffer anxiety and depression. I was on copious amounts of meds last year but still in horrific pain. It takes me ages, and a lot of pain, to get ready for work, washed - with help in and out the shower as its an over the bath one, dressed - just putting my knickers on is a killer!!etc.... Went back to work for financial reasons and mental health reasons but still in horrific pain. Work are great. Well at my new place of work, i was on stage 2 warning for bein off too much!!! I take codeine at work (after my antidepressant, naproxen, paracetamol and occaisionally zomorph) which only takes the edge off. I drive to work. Park literally round the corner from my office - get the lift then I'm in the office til i go home. Take tablets including pramepexole for restless leg syndrome, (which worsened after 1 spinal epidural injection and a nerve root block) then go to bed. My 14 yr old son is a godsend, i use my pip money for a cleaner and to get clothes ironed and my sons pocket money for helping out and to pay for my car - without which i would do nothing. I cant even do the washing. My 8yr old loves his little job. I shop on line and rarely go out.. I know plenty who dont work and are on the sick cause they are just down right lazy, no issues at all. Im worried that now im back at work as i just couldnt survive on the sick. I have a psychiatrist and go to physiotherapy sessions but still in huge amounts of pain, where will i stand come my reassessment. Yes, i went back to work - but i had to. Im in more pain now than i was when i initially did the f2f. I got standard daily no mobility. Im just at such a loss.
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