IME sees me for 10 minutes-my treating doctor sees me for 4 months, states I need anterior back surgery (cages)-I am in pain 90% of the time. I am on percocet 24/7 spoke with my doctor he wants me on them since the pain is so bad. I start spine shots Monday though he not sure they will help me but we are giving it a try.
Yet the IME says light duty, my employer has offered me a position as a general clerk doing spreadsheets/accounts payable, computer and phone work I don't have a clue about this type of work (school bus driver) but they will train me.
I sleep from my meds and still in lots of pain, can't even walk normal or sit normal so how the heck do I do this-I am so upset and nervous to make a fool out of myself. But this is what they say is light duty-So what happens when I fall asleep and cannot sit for longer then 10 minutes stand no more then 5 minutes and need to lay flat down. No place for me to lay-except for floor. I cry all the time and I am so stressed over all this I just want to crawl in a hole and die..
I don't have a lawyer-I just want surgery so I can continue on with my life-
Should I file an appeal with WC about the light duty? My doc will back me up-also do you think I should get another opinion on my own-will it help at the hearing?
Also while waiting for an answer about the hearing do you know if I will still receive my monthly checks from the IC if not working. So far they have been paying the bills and sending me my wages-but still have not approved the surgery-I was hurt 4 months ago.
Longwinded I am sorry--Thanks for any help