Hello, I'm a surviver of two lower back surgeries in 1998 & 1999. I have been living with little amount of paint until last year. I hurt my back again in 2014. I took off a month of work to heal but after the month was over I was no better. I got a different job but still in pain. I have stuck with this job because it is owned by a church member of mine pluse I am making very good money and can not afford to quit. (The job before this one came with free housing, but now we are having to pay rent for a place to live. Which makes it impossable to quit. I also have 6 children to care for.) But it is becoming very difficult to do my job with the increased pain to my lower back, and down both legs, and now pain and numbness down left arm to my thumb. It is almost to the point to the time in 1998 when I had my surgery. Help! What can I do? My neurologist gave me an epidural last fall 2014. But it did not help. He suggests surgery again but I can't afford it or the time off work. In 1999 I was diagnosed with 10% permanent disability but did not seek to get on disability because I was only 22 then and married with one child. I needed to work. I'm now 39 and am to the point of needing surgery again. What should I do?