Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse!!!
January 8, 2009 5:32pm CST
I hurt myself in June of 2008 with a slip and fall, injuring 3 discs in my lower back, I went to all the pt's they requested finally I got the Mri at the end of Sept. I began to see a specialist which ordered nerve blocks for my back in Nov. After the first nerve block they cut me off of workers comp. Everything began to go down hill financially after all I was now 1700.00 a month sure. My credit is in the hopper, I am now counting this month 3 months behind on mortgage. To top it all off the workers comp doctor reported that I should continue doing what I am doing and he will be recommending a neurosurgeon. Sounds good right ummmm not then he wrote that I could return to work light duty for 40 hours a week. My doctor totally disagreed, mind you I had seen my doctor since the very beginning, seen the workers comp doc once his exam was asking me to bend over and then he checked the strength in my legs. After he checked the strength in my legs he said oh yes you definitely have much weakness in your left side. " then he says I could go back to work" wth. I can not do anything for more than 15 minutes at a time and my damn knee buckles if I push myself. on December 17 they terminated my employment because like any other normal human I refused the back to work light duty. Oh did I mention I run a Mentally challenged home? Along with losing the possibility of going back to work I also lost my mandatory health insurance. I am now trying to get Mass health but they say my husband makes to much money. I put in for my 44 hours of vacation time that I had which would come in real handy. Well I did not get it. I called the office and now they are saying that the finances for the program are off. Are you freaking kidding me you are saying this 6 months after I have not been at the program. Nothing but BS I tell you. I called my lawyer of course lets see what happens now. Now with the all medical insurances gone I can not even see the doctor nor can I get my scripts. Now today hubby comes home and says there is a huge chance of him getting laid off. Just anything to add to all the BS. Waiting for the workers comp date so I can get my benefits back. I have come to the realization that we are going to lose our home. It is very depressing and just bites that there is no help out there for us. I tried loss mitigation and they said since I do not know when or if the benefits are given back that they can not help me. Will my fellow mylotters just say a prayer for our family?
9 Jan 09
That is absolutely awful. Anyone I have ever known that needed to depend on workers compensation has had nothing but grief. They're real buggars to deal with and it's just not fair. I wish I could help but we're not making bills either. I wish we could win the lottery, but right now I can't even afford the ticket.