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Pushing my buttons

dapopo315ddapopo315 Posts: 40
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello again to all my new found friends. My employer has decided that I now have to work the night shift. This being a workman comp case, they said I had to go for appts & tests on my own time then come into work. Needless to say, I am at the point where I "just don't play well w/others".

I'm 1 week away from my Open TLIF w/Decompression & instrumentation. Having trouble sleeping before my 12 hour night shift, between worry & pain it's a loosing battle.

I have SO much to do before Oct. 14th & I'm tryin to figure out how to get it all done. There's 24 hours in a day & I work half of them. Tonite is going to be a longer night because I have suopenas for court tonight. Yippee!! Now I'll have to go into work earlier to deal with the dirtbags I arrested 5 months ago.

Sorry for all the venting but I thought it might feel better to get it off my chest so I can keep putting on my "HAPPY" face for work.

One more thing . . . All this venting didn't work at all!!! :)


  • Eww. That's harsh. My husband had a WC claim; works shift work. I can't recall them telling him he had to work nights so he can make all doctor appts without interrupting the flow of things. But, he works at a Plastics Plant, so I am sure that's the difference in his claim and yours. Well, aside from the injury and all. I am sure you probably did the "Hi My Name Is Dapopo and I am a Spiney..." bit in the new member introductions, and I am sorry I have not read it yet.

    Please don't feel like you have to apologize for venting. We do that alot here. Sometimes, those closest to us just don't get it; so we come here, to a group of strangers who have that commond bond of pain.

    We understand. We get it. Welcome aboard!

  • Here's a little more in case u want to know. I am a 41 year old police officer who hurt my back while on duty, needless to say I'm not impressed with workman's comp thing so far. Everything started on June 1, 2009, w/c sent me to a Spinal Specialist Pain Management doctor first. To make a long story short, after 8 injections (6 of them done after the dr admitted that he lost my MRI), 2 ½ months of physical therapy, him telling me that he couldn't see anything on the MRI to explain why I was complaining of pain, stopping all pain medication, telling me I just had to go back to work & work on my endurance . . . this genius sent me for another “Hi-resolution” MRI. After he read it, he told me he had been treating the wrong vertebra in my back. (ARE YOU KIDDING ME) For 4 months he was treating my L5-S1 area, then after looking at the new MRI he saw that my L3-4 was where the problem seemed to be. He then sent me to see a Spinal Surgeon, thank god.
    Now I am scheduled for a L3-4 TLIF & Decompression surgery for October 14, 2009.
  • Ughh Magistrate court, district court, fed court, Juvinile court...why cant people jus behave? I work in a firm as the gofer/paralegal and my squeeks, grunts, groans, ooohhs, owwws and other asorted animalia like noises that sometimes scare the wiz out of clientell.
    Good luck in your w/c quest, i dont know what state your in but protect yourself k!
    William Garza
    Spine-Health Mod

    Welcome to Spine-Health

  • I was told the samething regarding PT. I think it total crap- So basically you get hurt on the job- and then you are required to get treatment on your own damn time and that burns me up! Thank God cymbalta is my friend because I wanted to lose it on somebody.

  • With all the stress you are normally under, the last thing you need is a back ache and WC. Just wanted to let you know, I'm thinking about you and praying for you. God Bless!
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