Update. I have been released to drive. My job definitely starts on Monday. My doctor says I need a brace since I can't use my cane at work, so today I went to get my brace but was told my insurance won't pay for the brace. The brace I need is about $140 as it has the metal and cinches and everything else required to help me accomplish my day. I am sick with tears after driving all the way to town on the last of my gas only to be told I can't get the brace I need. I would appreciate prayers for forgiveness for any words I might have said that were not Christian in nature and also for the he thoughts I have towards the company who refused to check with my insurance and instead, checked with their main office who told them it wouldn't be covered when my insurance said it would be. I am fearful that if I go to work without the brace or the cane, I will give away my body's weakness and be sent home. I am in need of so many prayers. Please....I couldn't possibly name them all as only God knows what all I need. Even beginning the new job, the entire checks for the 6 weeks of work will be going to my landlord as I owe him rent since a year ago last July...so there will still be no funds. God is good...and I just keep praying that this job will lead to another and another until I get one that turns into a full-time, permanent. Oh, prayers please that the wakening of the nerves in my back will not cause too much discomfort in my legs...it is already starting to hurt in the right front thigh and the left lower leg as well as the extreme lower back just below the incision site. All prayers appreciated. God Bless you all and I wish for you all to have a very Merry Christmas.