Hysterectomy at 25
4 laproscopic surgeries since 24
Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4
Meds - percocet 3x day : nexium : xanax :
Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz
The best way to explain, why my Doctor and EX life long friend has turned agaisnt me, is I think he is afraid that he would have to go to trial! This has been over a 6 year work comp case, invovling to Work Comp Co.
I can not think of any other reason why he has done this! He claims that it is a St. John's no tolerance policy, that is the big Corp he works for! But I don't believe that! Anyone that has waited 3 weeks to get someone to call and make you a a court ordered apointment? And in this phone call, I used NO Foul lanague!!
It doesn't add up, other than what I have mentioned above! He makes his clinic $1100.00 per hour. He is so busy that I have had to tell him what dosage of meds I take!
At this time, I am, like a lot of you folks, I will have to live on pain meds. But the only pain meds that he has ever gave me, is Vicoden, and then this patch system. He has had 3 months to cut me down to detox, but he was to busy to think about it, since he wasn't cutting the dosage down, I thought he might have decided to keep me, and then BAM, a new letter!!
i am great full for the help that you all have be giving me! I think it is the stress of trying to cut back by my self and not knowing when I will get a new Doctor.
Maybe I have not explained this, If I go to another Doctor I will have to pay out of my pocket, untill we get a court date and get a Doctor asigned to me! Thats hard to do, on $229.00 a week! Then on top of that, work comp can stop my payment, claiming I am Doctoring myself, because they did this 5 months ago, and that is what started this all! I went to a surgeon in K.C. 4 hr drive one way, he said thatnothing can be done, except go to a pain clinic, ok i said, but I can't afford to go to K.C., so I would do it at Joplin pain clinic.Work comp stopped that appointment, stopped my pay, and it was 9 weeks to get a hearing!
Maybe this has helped clear up where I am comong from!
I am still open for any and all help, or and advice.
I have a attroney, he is the busiess Work Comp Attorney in this area, it is our court system. Back loaded?? 9 weeks. I think they only have 4 W.C. Judges in the state? I had 4 nerves fried 3 weeks ago, and although I am still in pain, my hip pain and leg pain had quiet hurry untilll this ice storm came in last night, and we went from 66 degrees at noon to 7 degrees this morning at 5am.
I have another question for who ever, I want off the patches because, when I put a new one on, When it kicks in I feel okay, but then I don't sleep, the next day don't feel as could as the first day! I have had my wife look at the patches after being on for 48hrs and they are empty! And so the 3 day I am in bed in pain. I was on vicoden for 5 1/2 years and they were like taking candy, is there any pill I can take, when I get up, take the proper dosage, and wear off about bed time! If I get in bed relaxed most the time, i have no problem sleeping, except, since I have been on the patch. Some people would say why don't you just stay in bed if you are not in pain, I did that for 4 months,and about lost my mind!
Still looking for help PLEASE.
hi all, I will have to agree with all of you! All a person has to do is look around, and there are people that have it a lot worst that me. and there isn't any magic out there to make our likes easier, we have to do that on our own. I just don't think that a person should get less help because it is a Work Comp case, than if you had medical ins. Some how, some way, i will get a new Doctor!
thanks for all the kind words.
Scarred, Thanks for the support, and that is what helps keepong me going, is that someday we will all have some sort of life back!
I have a question to ask to any of you folks that have tried and done the detox off of moriphine, or this that I am on (Fentanyl) Every since I have steched it out another day, the fourth day, the pain is BAD, sick at my stomach, on the pot a lot, very nervous and no food on any of the days taste good or sound good, except sweets!
Is it just me? or is this normal?
I know excalty where you are coming from! My Doc. took me up to the 100mg. and for the 2 months I was on the 100mg my pain was very liveable for me, but not for my family! They said I was crazy! So I got th Doc. to take me back to the 75mg. And like you are on the 50mg, It is liveable but I am still in pain! The only reason, I am getting off of the patch, is because in this stupid state, dealing with attroney's and work comp, I might not get a Hearing to get approval for another Doctor, untill late Jan.2009. and i don't have the cash to pay for me one out of my own pocket at this time.
Mom, I hope that someday soon you can get some more relief to make your like better. Almost forgot to tell you, I have been on anti depession meds for years, and since I got hurt, they have tryed at least 8 different ones. they even tryed bi polelor meds.
Thanks for the kind words and advice, it really helps having someone to talk to.ACE
Straydog, your right and i do have plans on that part, but I am going to let this play threw, i think I found a doc. that I can go see, and show here my last scripts and pay here $54.00 a month untill I can get a Doctor appionted to me. That is what W.C. wants, they have there doc's that say how high, when they say jump! The crappy thing, about all of this is, they want to evaluate you on your injury and pay that percent!! Lets say they determiter you are 25% disabled in your back! Thats BULL, your whole body depends on your low back, it supports everything! Without balance, what can you do? If you cannot stand, what can you do, if you cannot set in one place over 15 mins, what can you do? If you can't walk over 100 yards with out wanting to scream out in pain, what can you do? If a work comp doc tells me I am 25% disabled, I am going to look him in the eye, and say, I hope you have your mal practise ins. paid! $ spine doctors have stated, there is no surgery that can help my back! the last work comp Doc I had, when I hurt my back the first time, told me that I needed agressive P.T., that is the only thing that could get me out of pain, and he said, I hhate to say this, but there is only one P.T person that can do the job, and that is my wife! I went 3 times a week before work, when she would get threw with me each time I could of bite nails into, so I can to go buy street vicoden so I could keep working, after the friday work day was over, I came home bathed and went to bed for the weekend!After 2 weeks, i wrote up a legal affadavit stating that work Comp is demanding me to go threw this, but I want to go on record stating it was making me worse, and I ask the P.T. to sign it, see left for a mintue and came back and said that her boss would not let her sign it> And I said bye! What I would like to know, is, if you were a 53 year old male 5'10" 153lbs, and you no longer can make love to your wife because of the pain! how much is your life worth?