I wanted to jump on here and say hi and welcome to Healing Well's CP forum. I saw your post about having the repeat MRI. As the others stated, the tech is not suppose to say a word to you about the test. So, since he will not be the one reading the film don't put any stock into his comment. He spoke out of turn mouthing off like that.
I am curious about this being worker's comp by chance is the hospital self-insured like most are? I know comp laws stink and they are different laws in every state too. You mentioned seeing a nurse practioner I believe, are you not seeing a neurosurgeon, or is one being considered? Again, I know its all controlled because its work related. I am sure the hospital jumped thru hoops saying to the dr we will make light duty available, they are notorious for that, seen that happen over and over. I do hope that you are not sitting at a desk for 8 hours because that is about one of the worst things you can do, puts a lot of stress on the spine. You really needs to get up and move around don't just sit there. Have you made the dr aware you are having problems tolerating I believe it is Neurotin that you were put on? With you being a nurse I am sure you are aware that all of the pain meds in the world has little to no effect on nerve pain. You really do need a medication that deals with nerve pain, there are other besides Neurotin.
I know its tough with comp being involved and you mentioned having an atty, I sure hope he is good at comp. When do you find out the results of the MRI? What are the drs saying about the incontinence issue?? I hope you are able to get the care you need. Take care.
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.