Re: Probly the wrong place to ask...
- From: "Teresa" <withcamera@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 15:21:31 -0700
As an idiot I sent this to OG by mistake and bless his heart he was very kind in the manner and
suggested I post it for everyone so I will. If this helps even ONE person it will certainly be worth it
Thanks OG...You are one very sweet OG: You might be my first newsgroup crush :):
I am one of the very UNSUCCESSFUL ones...but
we have a friend who does great and she had a neck fusion.
And a friend of mine, her mother-in-law had one by the butcher who
ruined my life actually and she is doing good...
so you just never know.
It's like playing Russian Roulette.
Do you feel lucky?
I will add....I have never been lucky, EVER.
Also, mine was a work comp injury.
I had worked for the school district for over
10 years when I got hurt. They were horrible to deal with for about
the first 8 years. Finally my Dr wrote them and told them that it was just
horrible the way they were treating me, and they have been excellent
One other thing...I did not have an attorney at first. I was never in this for any
money just wanted to get better, but you are forced to get one. And I tell
you right here and now it is in your best interest to get one. Make sure you get your
medical covered for life...That is the most important thing!!!!
Another little tidbit I learned the hard way. Apply for disability right away
if you think you are going to need it.
I kept thinking I was going to get better, so I waited. Ten years I waited, and now
it's been too long and I am no long eligible. They have not turned me down because
I am not disable...I am...I just waited too long. I don't have enough points anymore.
That's what I get for being honest!
They told me I am just one of those that falls between the cracks.
Let me tell ya, it's not fun in the cracks.
It down right sucks!!!
People always go by those commercials ...well listen carefully, they say,
"if they tell you that you aren't disabled and you are"...call this attorney.
Well, as I said they have never said I'm not disabled...I just don't have enough
points...I quit the game too long ago with passing go and getting my disability...
I hope someone learns from me!!!
"oldgoat" <oldgoatmail@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:hp3ojk$a65$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
If I was a golfer I would say Workman's Comp is the hardest course in the world to play and break even. You don't have to have a very active imagination to envision the mess that is made when law and medicine come together. I know you have had a hard road with this Lynn. I would bet some harder times still lie ahead of you as well. Workman's Comp insurance dictates you see doctors that say what they want to hear, lawyers are looking for the best doctors to present the case and refute what W/C docs have to say, and you are stuck in the middle. I hope you are comfortable with your lawyer as he's probably got a lot of medical bills he's on the hook for on your behalf. Whatever the case do not compromise your health. Sooner or later the insurer will realize this injury is going to have life long implications and get in to some serious medicine instead of just feeding you pills. Acupuncture would probably go a long way in helping your type of injury and there are all kinds of specialists that do it as part of their treatment plans, not just people who bill themselves as acupuncturists. So don't give up and explain an acupuncture session needs to be billed as something else. Intermediate office visit, or some such baloney.
Hang in there--og
"ensoul" <ensoul98@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:cda7823a-04ff-4c8f-abb5-dd23d8217cb1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Apr 1, 6:08 am, "oldgoat" <oldgoatm...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:Dear KY,
Very astute of you to pick up that we get mostly the failed ones here. If
the surgeries are so successful why are people in a chronic pain support
group and not out playing tennis?
About 2 years they completed a ten year study in Europe which they did not
come out and blatantly blast fusion and an exercise in money grabbing while
surgeons put patients in wheelchairs for life, they were much more tactful
than I am. Essentially it was found fusion patients and those who had
undergone physical therapy had the EXACT success rate, just around 40% .
Yea, I know they didn't have God as their surgeon and when the surgeries
failed it was the patients fault because they didn't believe enough or do
their post op PT religiously. That's a truck full of fertilizer if you ever
The one thing I can say in the roughly 15 years I have been hanging out here
is there has been one as in a singular complaint about disk replacement.
It's been around long enough that if it really chewed people up and spit
them out like fusion, we'd have heard lots about it by now. But as I have
said elsewhere, the minute scalpel touches skin you automatically become
ineligible as a replacement candidate. No surgeon wants to get in to the
middle of the complications from some other surgeons failure.
If you're to the point that they're talking surgery it's time to sit down
with your medical records and be damned sure you left nothing uninvasive
out. Acupuncture, medititation, hell, even faith healing. What's it gonna
hurt? Bourbon with a Holy Water chaser. You never know.
Take your time deciding and make sure you have stacked the deck in every
possible way shape and form. If that means seeing another doctor and doing
tests over again, do it. My neuro surgeon wanted to see it all with his own
eyes, not some radiologists report. And he is supposedly the "hottest" knife
in town, the guy all the other doctors would go to if they needed spinal
surgery. Yet here I am on the pain pill diet cause nothing else helped. I
wonder how many calories in an OxyContin?
Be careful, go slow, and lets talk about this a lot--og
"~ky~" <Beach...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Since this is about pain, not about successful surgeries.
> Has any one here had, or even heard of a 'successful' spinal fusion
> surgery. i.e. major reduction or elimination of back pain through > surgery.
> The reason I ask is that I have heard of many back surgeries, and I > have
> never ever, not even once, heard a 'good' outcome...
> ...just curious...
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the problem is Worker's Comp and what they will and will not pay
for...I would try accupuncture WC won't pay for...I'd try biofeed back
WC won't pay fo it...they will pay for PT, my pain meds, Dr's
visits..same with medititation and the damend PC tell me they can't
bill WC and my other insurance, odd my family dr. can do it
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