Is there a ligh at the end of the tunnel?
I posted befor my history, as i am somewhat new tho the world of chronic pain and spine injuries. I was not 100% clear on what the actual diagnosis was for my back, i knew there were herniated disks and an old fracture that noone ever knew about, but today at the dr's office i got the answers i have been looking for. You see as i posted before also, i am fighting a work comp case and they don't want to pay, my employer paid my health insurance premiums for the month of January even though i have been off work since 12/14/2009. I got a letter in the mail from my employer that they have cancelled my insurance, effective today, 02/01/2010, and that i owe the $300 which would have been my part for the Jan. insurance if i had been working. I did not pay it because they told me i didn't need to worry about it, and now, with no income, i am axpected to come up with that money plus the money to pay for the Cobra insurance, which i don't have any paperwork on yet, but i know from past experience that it is horribly expensive.
All of this said for nothing i guess, but back to the answers i've been looking for. My dr. sent a letter explaining my injuries to the caseworker for my work comp and it according to that letter, i have a wedge shaped vertebra at T-8, he says a compression fracture, probably old. Also, T5-6, T6-7, T7-8, T8-9, T9-10, T10-11, T11-12, and T12-L1 all appear to have endplate changes and dark bulging disks. there is also increased kyphosis and dark bulging disks at L4-5 and L5-S1. So, there it is, a laundry list of damage that no one wants to pay for and in the meantime, i am in horrible pain and can't do anything about it.
thanks for listening, and as always, comments and advice are welcome...