I recently returned to work after being out for 6 months due a herniated disc, had surgery & spent my time in phys therapy. It's my 5th day back at work & last nite I came home writhing in pain. I thought & hoped it was just soreness from not working for 6 months & getting fat. But this morning I woke up & could barely walk, I went in & bumped one of the rookies so I could go home & sit on the heating pad & stretch all day but its not getting any better. The doctor released me because he said I was at MMI(max medical improvement) but I wasnt fully ready & I told him I still had pain in my sciatic nerve running down my left leg. I've taken every safety precaution there is & worked at a safe pace but I know I'm feeling like I wont be able to make it. I'm looking at at least a 5 year waiting list to transfer anywhere such as porter or feeder or clerk position. It seems like my only option would be to go to a 22.3 job but since they're not creating any new ones I doubt I'll get in plus I dont see how loading trucks all nite would be any better for my health. Obviously I dont want to tell the sups that I dont think I can handle my job anymore cause Im sure they'll push me to resign. I really enjoy driving, its not the best gig in the world but where else can I go that will pay me this well with so much job security with no college education. It's my understanding that the UPS cant/wont give me another position due to union seniority/bidding rules. Is there anything I can do to keep from killing myself out there &/or losing my job?