This has all been a frustrating Process and turn of events for me. I have lost so much money with being out of work, and the sad part even in a struggling Economy went threw 5 lay offs and was still able to hold my job as I was very versatile and a asset to the company that they kept me working.
Granted I had to do jobs that were not of my liking, but I did what IO had to do for myself and my Family as in this economy you had to do what you do to survive.
That's were my Problem Arose as I was set up doing something I don't normally do and got hurt that put me out of work and on this roller costar of a ride.
I injured my L5 S1 a Spinal Injury as I Have DDD and a Ruptured Disc that has created me Great Pain over the Past 7 months.
I have been in PT and Doctor after Doctor to the point they want to remove the Disc as it is in such Bad shape as they said after 6 months if it is not better that it wont get any better..
I got approved for long term Disability from my Insurance and I have applied for S.S with the hope of having some income down the road.
They say I can't return to my old job that I have to change my Career but after doing the same thing for the past 30 years I don't know what else I could do.
Last week they sent me to see there Doctor meaning a workers comp Doctor who told me I need the surgery but these disc replacement are not a great thing as there is no proof that they last.
He did tell the Insurence company I could go back too work with limitations of not being able to lift more then 10 pounds and I can not operate anything with Pedals do to my leg Pain and Numbness.
The Insurance company said they would send me a list of jobs in the area, which is bull as there is no jobs out there that I will get paid what I was making and who wants someone who can't sit or stand for more the 20 minutes and on heavy medications.
My Doctor has not returned me and I have contacted my lawyer who is suppose to be on top of it but I am scared.
Four months ago I also had a break down and started to cry about everything as the depression set in. I was diagnosed with a BI Polor Depression as I started to see and hear voices that were not there.
This is all new to me and I am scared and frustrated and very depressed to the point I have thought about just ending it all.
The insurance company and their Doctors don't care and I just don't know as I have done the same thing as far as work for 30 years and have worked really hard to get to were I am at 7 months ago and all of a sudden it is gone.
Return to work- who do I listen too my Doctor who has not realeased me or theirs.
will my Long term disability be effected by there doctor saying I can lift 10 pounds when I really can't as it is not like he gave me some waits to see if I can lift it as I have trouble picking up a shampoo bottle as I can't bend over.
Also will my application for SS be effect with thier Docter saying I can go back to work with lifting onlt 10 pound and not being able to opperate anything with peddle.
so what I can't drive now, will I lose my license now as I don't feel anything in my left leg
How will [I] get to this 10 pound lift job and what if I get there and I have to call 911 due to the pain.
I'm going Nuts here as so many things are going thru my mind and it scares the hell out of me
I do have a attorney but we are waiting for them to send there workers comp paid Doctor notes as they called me the same day I saw there Doctor saying they want to settle right away, knowing I had a attorney.
I am so confused and frustrated with all this, as it is even hard to sit here and type this but I need to vent...........Thanks for any response