applying for job 6-month post cervical diskectomy.

  1. Don't know what to do. I was in a car accident. I had 2 discs removed C3-4 and C5-6, cages placed and then fusion. I still have 2 small herniations elsewhere in the neck.

    I had just spent the past 2 years in school. I wasn't about to give up on my ambitions. I made it thru clinicals with a lot of leeway but now I have to face real life. Most floors don't even want you if you haven't put your time into med/surg...which is what I love anyway.

    I already have been getting warned from different people as I work my way thru the processing (i've been accepted at a hospital) and paperwork that after all this I may not get a job anyway...if I can't perform the tasks blah blah blah. I still have to pass the weight lifting part of the physical. to be honest...i'm terrified of the potential pain. I

    'm not sure I need an answer as much as people to talk to about this. Anyone else experiencing this situation? herniated discs and still working? sigh.

    Susan
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  3. by   pkapple
    my DH had similar op but C5-6 only on June 3 and was cleared for full duty on NOv 12. This was several years ago, he took Vioxx as needed esp after a long trying day, but had no restrictions. Has your doctor not cleared you to go back to work? Do you have a lawsuit pending for disability charges against the other driver or insurance company? If not I do not see a problem here.

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