I have had 2 back surgeries within a years time. I was recently sent to an IME doctor who said that I may need a re-vision surgery, but says that I can return to work. He stated that I can do an occupation that requires standing, walking, sitting, and lifting up to 20-25 lbs. My doctor has NOT released me to return to work. Workman's Comp says that the IME doctor trumps my doctor who has been treating me for 2 years now! How crazy is that?! Well, I went to work and only made it about 3 hours. I scheduled a doc appointment but couldn't get in until Friday and I am scheduled to work Thursday, WC says that I have to work because the IME released me to work. What can I do? They have me scheduled for 5 1/2 hours even though I could only make it 3 hours. They won't give me a chair so I will be standing the entire time. Can I leave work when the pain gets to be too much? Can they fire me if I keep leaving work early? When I see my doc on Friday, if he gives me a doc note with his restrictions, will they have to abide by them? Please help! My biggest fear is hurting myself worse than I already am.