Monday, March 2, 2009

Having one of those days. You know, the ones where nothing goes right. A little more background, I have been off with a work injury for just over a year. Dealing with workers comp isn't fun, but, I have to say that they have done pretty good. My biggest nightmare has become my orthopaedic specialist. After he performed surgery on my hip, I started having major pain. He says the hip is fine now, but, to me, it still hurts. Since surgery, the pain has moved into the back, down the leg, all the way into my foot. I have a lot of numbness, too. My ortho is supposed to be setting up an appointment with a neurologist. I was in his office on Feb. 18. I have tried to be patient. I realize that it is hard to locate a neurologist that takes workers comp, but I located one for them, was still waiting...Here it is, 2 weeks since the appointment, still nothing. I start calling EVERYBODY only to find out that the doctor's office hasn't even requested approval with workers comp, much less tried to set up an appointment with the neurologist. They put a note on my account saying they were waiting for approval. My workers comp case manager was pretty upset with that. I spoke with her last week and she was waiting for the paperwork and referal, too. My workers comp case manager is pretty upset, as well. What do you do? I am literally at their mercy and growing worse every day. Plus, the neurologist is already booked up to the end of April. I am so frustrated.
This is not my "Relax and Enjoy all your Serene Moments", moment. I guess we all have our days.
I am so ready to get my life back. At 39, I'm not ready to give up yet. I have always been active, a real outdoorsy type, GARDENING, hunting, fishing, just enjoying the outdoors.
I'M COMING BACK!!! DON'T GIVE UP ON ME YET!!!

2 comments:

suZen said...

I'm a relative newbie to blogging as well - I understand how it takes a while to get rolling, get the blog set up how you want, etc. I still need my computer friend to come over and help me with mine - adding stuff, etc. I'm sorry to hear about your pain, that is awful to live with, along with the hassles of insurance! Underneath it all, in the stillness, is serenity. I'll follow you - you'll find it. :)
suZen

Gena said...

Thanks, suZen! That's a catchy phrase! I know it's there, but, sometimes you just have your days.