A tiny step forward for me?!

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   Posted 8/30/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone! I hope this Monday morning has brought each of you a little less pain and a lot more to smile about!

I had a call this morning from my case manager for my disability claim thru work .She wanted to get an update on where things stood, how I was feeling, if there were any changes, etc. I told her my doctor and I continue to work out medications that help with the pain, etc. and that I was also still waiting for an appointment date with the surgeon, to determine if I need surgery on my hip or not.

I told her that when I spoke to this doctor's receptionist/nurse, she told me that he triages his own cases - this doctor likes to go through the various cases presented to him and then he picks the one(s) he's most interested in at the time and makes the appointments for them...so there's no real rhyme or reason for getting in there. My case manager then asked me if I would like her to try and put some pressure on the surgeon to see me, so we can figure out next steps for my disability.

I was so happy when she asked me that and so thankful...I told her absolutely yes...if she could do anything to get me an appointment date, I would be so grateful. I want to know if my hip pain can be fixed, thereby HOPEFULLY fixing the chronic pelvic pain. If it does that, fantastic. If it doesn't, then at least I have no more hip pain and we keep trying to find things that help with the pelvic pain.

Anyways, I'm excited that maybe I'll get some info soon...I just want to move on and deal with everything else health-wise as best I can.

Pam yeah

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   Posted 8/30/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Bunky Booh! wink

While I don't understand all of the processes you have to go through...I am happy the see there is at least some progress going on.

I'm sure there are many here that are interested in the Disability case. So..please keep us informed.

SE tongue

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   Posted 8/30/2010 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I will hope this moves along and that this surgeon can get you in soon...
at least for a consult...so here's to things going good for you...
Keep up Hope....seems like things are finally going in the right direction for you, (YEAH!)
healing hugz
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
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   Posted 8/30/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Pam,

I hope this speeds up things for you! Will be keeping my fingers crossed!

Take care!
Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus and Possible RA

Medications - MS-Contin, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

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   Posted 8/30/2010 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck!


Monty's Mom
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   Posted 8/30/2010 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I will keep you in my prayers. Hopefully the ball will finish rolling soon and you will have resolution, if not definite answers!

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw

Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, 7 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions, and a kidney stone! Wait, future medial transcriptionist I must say ureteral calculus!

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   Posted 8/30/2010 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pam!

That all sounds positive...! I totally understand about just wanting to move on and get things going! Please keep us updated on things...

Main Health Issues: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibro; Chronic Pain (back issues, migraines, carpal tunnel, among other things); Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism and Hypoadrenalism; Mixed Sleep Apnea (on BiPap); Depression/Anxiety; Vitamin D Deficiency.

MAJOR surprise - Pregnant, w/ twin little girls (after six boys). Due Sept, 2010. Praying they are healthy. YES, you can have chronic pain AND have a successful pregnancy - not easy, but it can be done. :)
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