I just got a copy of my FCE report that was made after the testing I went through to see what my capabilities and abilities were.
I am somewhat upset with the administrator as he made notes of comments I had made like "I mentioned I was helping build a patio"...and like yeah, not a thing has been done to it since the bobcat was here, not me shoveling one shovel-full of dirt because I can't. He made notes that I wanted to fail the test because "things were less intense at home" and I wanted disability and to stay home.
Like yeah, if I do nothing at home, things ARE less intense, I have to take less pain pills, etc. I feel these were taken out of context and am quite upset. Upon reflection I never should I opened my mouth. Oh well, hindsight is 20/30.
I also saw a few words of invalid and effort. Is there anyone here well versed at reading these reports and how valuable are they in determining what one can do.
He has check "up to 5.5 hours" on standing and sitting and "up to 2.5 hours" on walking and climbing". At present time, I can stand about 10 minutes, can walk about 15 and can sit for 45 minutes.
If my neurosurgeon won't continue to keep me off work, I have one last chance that my pain doc will but if I'm released to work, I am "laid off". The only reason I am not panicked at that is that I will get 13 weeks of pay and 3 months insurance while I look for a job, but I was really hoping NOT to go back to work while taking opiates on a daily basis.
I see my neuro tomorrow and pain doc next week. At present time, I am written out of work through mid-June.
Is there anyone I could send this report too, with all pertent personal info marked out to give me a better understanding of what it says. Perhaps I am upset for no reason...or one could hope so. When I fax this to the Long Term Disability office, I will add a cover page explaining further my comments that were remarked on.
Go ahead, ream me out, sounds like I need it. (sigh)