Tomorrow I must go to work and fight about the meaning of "sit and stand at will." I can understand if it is light office work, but not a major freight company where the freight is heavy and comes fast. So, I had this fight a few weeks ago when the manager wanted me to clean the entire building, inside and out on sedentary duty.
I am no better than I was when he put me on sedentary and the burning at the back of my right leg, has come back on both legs.
The doctor did not want to discuss anything today
about my case, and I told him I was being treated like a second class citizen. His face turned red, and we talked a few sentances more, not very friendly either. He stuck me on "sit and stand at will." I don't think I will be able to sit in the chair since it feels like someone has squirted lighter fluid down my legs and set them on fire.
When I go to work, and my legs burn, what do you do? I thought about just laying down, but I know that the manager will lose it if I do that. But it hurts so bad to just sit. It hurts if I lay down too, and have trouble sleeping at night.
The manager there seems to think it means stand at his will. The paper also says that I cannot bend stoop, squat, climb, stand for short periods of time. Not to push more than 10-15 lbs. But I definitely cannot do this with the way my legs burn. My legs are now burning worse than my ankle hurts, it now over-rides it. Why couldn't the doctor have listened to what I had to say.
His nurse finally called one of the other doctors I saw before, and told this jerk of a doctor that I had not asked for medication and that I was needing help because I did have a problem with my back. I am so thankful for that doctor.
So, does sit and stand at will, meant as the employers will or mine? What happnens if I tell them I cannot clean the building like they want me to.
I guess fire me or send me home with no pay. If I go home with no pay, then it is unexcused and counts against me.
Also, the other doctor sent me home with an excuse for three days because my legs burned, but WC said that they will only follow what the orthopedic doctors orders of sedentary. They are saying they will not pay me for the three days off, even though they told me to go to this Gen. Prac. between visits of the ortho doc that would not see me Mon.
The old saying, "What doesn't kill you, will make you stronger," must of had a very very large trust fund and didn't have to work for a living.