Confused about My Dr.'s File and Code "Inj/III/Acci" Central Oregon Fibromyalgia

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/13/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in Central Oregon and finally after 3 years my Dr. sent me to the Fibromyalgia Rhumatology Dept at OHSU
in Portland, OR as I wanted to see a well known Rhumatologist to diagnosis me for my SS Claim started in
Aug 2007 and now waiting for a hearing. 
To my surprise, after my long painful trip to Portland, they assigned me to a MD without me knowing it.   She
did diagnosis me but I feel as though her report in my file is either missing information about my condition or
is making light of it.  I am mostly bedbound.  I Female, Age 53 and I am in bad shape.  I cannot drive anymore so a friend took me.
Even the ride there caused me a lot of pain and I was a mess once I got there having to sit in brutal stiff
waiting room chairs for 3 hours.
I'm just wondering  - does anyone think I should write to her so she can fill in the missing or wrong info?
Also in a section of her report "Document for primary DX" (I'm assuming doctor)
she wrote under "Question"  Inj/III/Acci   and "Answer"  Illness [1]
Does anyone know what this means?
about SS Disability.  I am freaked out as I haven't worked since 2006 AND I'M RUNNING OUT OF MONEY.  No one
can care for me or care for me financially.  I have always lived well, had great paying jobs and the fact that
I can no longer care for my self even financially, is frightening.  Does anyone have any suggestions for me for
when I run out of money?  My medical insurance is $575 a month alone.  So I will also have to drop my
insurance coverage.  I never knew my life would come down to this.

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 7/14/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I think DX is usually shorthand for diagnosis.
The "Question" is probably whether your complaint is an Injury, Illness, or Accident. In which case Illness would be the correct answer.

I am guessing at all of this but that's what I think the abbreviations mean.

I hope the disability claim works out for you quickly.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 7/14/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cindy and welcome. I don't have any idea what that would mean but I would call and find out before you submit it to make sure you are submitting the right info they need. I'm glad you got a dx after so long. I know what you mean, this isn't where I pictured myself at almost 59 but life throws us some curve balls sometimes. I'm sorry you don't have anyone to help you. I hope one of my sons or grandchildren will take pity on me if I am ever left alone and broke. I hope you can get your SSI quickly so you won't have to pay for the ins. much longer.
Read the fibro 101 thread, second on first page, it contains a lot of info. I know you don't feel like moving but laying in bed is not a good thing with fibro, we have to keep moving some and stretching our muscles or we will get even worse. There are some great stretching exercises in the fibro 101 thread that you can do sitting down if you don't feel like standing. I know when I joined the forum and everyone was telling me that I thought they were nuts but for whatever reason I listened to them and started doing more and after a few months I could tell the difference.
Read and ask questions and we will be here for you.
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 7/14/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Medical coverage and care wipes out too many people financially. I know it is hard. I did not have plans to be in my situation. Mine began with divorce which I could have recovered from financially. However, my illnesses knocked me off of my feet (literally and figuratively).

I hope you get your SSI. Harborview Medical Center in Seattle a county hospital and the doctors there refused to help me with SSI. You will probably get better help from the university hospital. Oh, even though they did not help me, I still got disability.

I hope you win your case

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