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Laurie, what's the story on your diagnosis/surgery/WC?

Posted by Nancy N on 7/10/01 at 13:56 (052681)

Laurie--

Any news on your situation? Seems like it's been a while since I've heard anything new, but that might be because I've been away for a while...

Re: Laurie, what's the story on your diagnosis/surgery/WC?

Laurie R on 7/10/01 at 15:17 (052689)

Today is not a good day to ask me this....But since I like you so much Nancy I will.... I am in so much pain , I am craby ,and I only have one pain pill left. I called a while ago to get my refil. I guess they faxed to my Pod office and he was not in yet. So I have to wait ... My fault I should of call last Friday ... I was just telling my hubby that I am ready to do my own surgery on my foot. I really won't do this ,but how much pain can one person I have to take . This is getting real old. I do pretty good most of the time with the pain , I try so hard to take my mind off of it . I know it only makes the pain worse to sit here and think about it. But when it gets bad that is all I can do .

Nancy this is just a bad day I guess .

Yes your right it has been a while . I went to see the last specialist May 21 th . He is the one that is setting up my next appointment with the new specialist . My Pod is working with him on this too. The problem is not the doctors it is the WC insurance company again . The waiting is coming from them. As you knwo my insurance company went backrupt,they do have a new insurance co taking over. They could care less how long we have to wait. See with a normal WC insurance co, they have only so much time to appove an appointment . With this one they can take all the time they want . My attorney says they know nothing is going to happen ,so they don 't care.

It really sucks ,but their is nothing I can do but wait.

I'll tell you this pain I have is so deep in my arch . And the inside of my ankle really hurts to. Most of the time my pain is worse when I am off my feet then on them. This is why they think I may have CRPS a form of RSD .

It will all work out ,like I said today is just one of thoes bad days ..

Thank you for asking . Sorry I am complaining so much .

Laurie R in major pain today......:*(

Re: Laurie, what's the story on your diagnosis/surgery/WC?

Nancy N on 7/10/01 at 15:29 (052693)

Laurie... sorry I picked a bad day. I hope it felt good to vent a little. I certainly think you're entitled!

I don't understand why the new WC company can drag their feet so much--why aren't they held to the same standards as the other companies? (I don't know much about WC, so perhaps that's why I don't understand!). Isn't there anything your lawyer can do to move things along?? (this sort of thing really annoys me, it just seems so obviously ridiculous, but then I am not in the insurance business.)

Let us know how it goes--I hope you hear something soon!!! *hugs*

Re: Pity Party and general comments

wendyn on 7/10/01 at 20:41 (052722)

Laurie - sorry to hear you are in the pity party mood today too. Thankfully for me - I did not have too much time to dwell on myself or how ^%!@ty I feel today.

The strongest meds I seem to be able to tolerate AND go to work is Children's Motrin (ibuprofen). Sad but True. Gets me through the day anyway.

I hate nerve pain. Give me a good sore muscle or tendon any day.

My lovely feet are bright red and a little puffy tonight. I can tell you EXACTLY where my sciatic nerve is - from my lower back all the way to my toe. My leg get's hot, then it feels cold, then it tingles, then it burns.

My inner ankles are most sore too.

Oh well - I've been through this before. And just think - on Sunday I was feeling guilty about my parking pass (not a handicap one but an expensive underground one reserved usually for the upper management just the same) at work because I really thought 'Hey - I'm all better - I don't really NEED this anymore!'

What can you do?

One day at a time Laurie right?

We've both been at this a long time, we got through yesterday and we'll get through today. Tomorrow will definetely be better.

One of these days I'm GOING to fly to california and spend a few days hanging out with you and Judy. But - you have to try to figure out how to come and visit me here too! I have been to California twice - when was the last time you folks were up my way?

It is warm here now - been 29C or more all week. I don't know what that is in Farenheit - I think 90 or so. I'm too lazy tonight to look it up on my converter. This time of year it's not completely dark until after 11:00 pm and the sun is up around 5:00 a.m.

Judy - I will take the Chocolate - and the wine (don't know if you mentioned it or not but we must have the wine too). Just no American beer.

Re: Pity Party and general comments

Beverly on 7/10/01 at 21:20 (052724)

Laurie,

You are always so thoughtful and caring with all of us and you have probably suffered as much as anyone here. I don't think you're complaining at all... just sharing your bad day. Isn't it great we have this place to do it.
Take care,
Beverly

Re: Pity Party and general comments

Laurie R on 7/11/01 at 02:17 (052760)

Hi Beverly , thank you so much for understanding . I mean this. Today was a very bad day ,but tomorrow is a new day . I sure hope it is better then today .

What a big crab I was today .. Tomorrow I better be nice or else I won't have a husband anymore then I will have more problems....

Thanks again,Laurie R

Beverly , how are you doing ?? I hope ok. How is your feet ,still a lot of pain ? Gives us an update when you can...

Re: Laurie, what's the story on your diagnosis/surgery/WC?

Laurie R on 7/10/01 at 15:17 (052689)

Today is not a good day to ask me this....But since I like you so much Nancy I will.... I am in so much pain , I am craby ,and I only have one pain pill left. I called a while ago to get my refil. I guess they faxed to my Pod office and he was not in yet. So I have to wait ... My fault I should of call last Friday ... I was just telling my hubby that I am ready to do my own surgery on my foot. I really won't do this ,but how much pain can one person I have to take . This is getting real old. I do pretty good most of the time with the pain , I try so hard to take my mind off of it . I know it only makes the pain worse to sit here and think about it. But when it gets bad that is all I can do .

Nancy this is just a bad day I guess .

Yes your right it has been a while . I went to see the last specialist May 21 th . He is the one that is setting up my next appointment with the new specialist . My Pod is working with him on this too. The problem is not the doctors it is the WC insurance company again . The waiting is coming from them. As you knwo my insurance company went backrupt,they do have a new insurance co taking over. They could care less how long we have to wait. See with a normal WC insurance co, they have only so much time to appove an appointment . With this one they can take all the time they want . My attorney says they know nothing is going to happen ,so they don 't care.

It really sucks ,but their is nothing I can do but wait.

I'll tell you this pain I have is so deep in my arch . And the inside of my ankle really hurts to. Most of the time my pain is worse when I am off my feet then on them. This is why they think I may have CRPS a form of RSD .

It will all work out ,like I said today is just one of thoes bad days ..

Thank you for asking . Sorry I am complaining so much .

Laurie R in major pain today......:*(

Re: Laurie, what's the story on your diagnosis/surgery/WC?

Nancy N on 7/10/01 at 15:29 (052693)

Laurie... sorry I picked a bad day. I hope it felt good to vent a little. I certainly think you're entitled!

I don't understand why the new WC company can drag their feet so much--why aren't they held to the same standards as the other companies? (I don't know much about WC, so perhaps that's why I don't understand!). Isn't there anything your lawyer can do to move things along?? (this sort of thing really annoys me, it just seems so obviously ridiculous, but then I am not in the insurance business.)

Let us know how it goes--I hope you hear something soon!!! *hugs*

Re: Pity Party and general comments

wendyn on 7/10/01 at 20:41 (052722)

Laurie - sorry to hear you are in the pity party mood today too. Thankfully for me - I did not have too much time to dwell on myself or how ^%!@ty I feel today.

The strongest meds I seem to be able to tolerate AND go to work is Children's Motrin (ibuprofen). Sad but True. Gets me through the day anyway.

I hate nerve pain. Give me a good sore muscle or tendon any day.

My lovely feet are bright red and a little puffy tonight. I can tell you EXACTLY where my sciatic nerve is - from my lower back all the way to my toe. My leg get's hot, then it feels cold, then it tingles, then it burns.

My inner ankles are most sore too.

Oh well - I've been through this before. And just think - on Sunday I was feeling guilty about my parking pass (not a handicap one but an expensive underground one reserved usually for the upper management just the same) at work because I really thought 'Hey - I'm all better - I don't really NEED this anymore!'

What can you do?

One day at a time Laurie right?

We've both been at this a long time, we got through yesterday and we'll get through today. Tomorrow will definetely be better.

One of these days I'm GOING to fly to california and spend a few days hanging out with you and Judy. But - you have to try to figure out how to come and visit me here too! I have been to California twice - when was the last time you folks were up my way?

It is warm here now - been 29C or more all week. I don't know what that is in Farenheit - I think 90 or so. I'm too lazy tonight to look it up on my converter. This time of year it's not completely dark until after 11:00 pm and the sun is up around 5:00 a.m.

Judy - I will take the Chocolate - and the wine (don't know if you mentioned it or not but we must have the wine too). Just no American beer.

Re: Pity Party and general comments

Beverly on 7/10/01 at 21:20 (052724)

Laurie,

You are always so thoughtful and caring with all of us and you have probably suffered as much as anyone here. I don't think you're complaining at all... just sharing your bad day. Isn't it great we have this place to do it.
Take care,
Beverly

Re: Pity Party and general comments

Laurie R on 7/11/01 at 02:17 (052760)

Hi Beverly , thank you so much for understanding . I mean this. Today was a very bad day ,but tomorrow is a new day . I sure hope it is better then today .

What a big crab I was today .. Tomorrow I better be nice or else I won't have a husband anymore then I will have more problems....

Thanks again,Laurie R

Beverly , how are you doing ?? I hope ok. How is your feet ,still a lot of pain ? Gives us an update when you can...