It's only 9 am and I know it's going to one of those frustrating days. I was planning to run some errands and then realized that I had a bunch of calls to make and that most of them would mean waiting for calls back.
I've been out of work for 3 months now as the doctors try to decide whether there is a surgery option or if medication and PT are the answer. So far it looks like meds but I have one more surgery consult next week.
I've been seeing my neurologist for the past year once a month with a break of a few months after the surgery. His office has been doing the paperwork for disability each month. I also started seeing a PM doc who handles all meds now and just started seeing a Physiatrist.
Last week I fractured my arm which the neurologist attributes to the high level (3600mg/day) of neurontin making he unsteady. After doing his exam he suggests that we consider changing to another neuro drug so he has started reducing the neurontin. Then he tells me that I'm fine and don't need to keep seeing him. That the PM office can take care of me. huh?? OK I guess I understand what he is saying.
So here's the problem. The PM office will not do the disability paperwork. They say they are not qualified to do the exam and determine that I am unable to work. I have a call into them to see what they might suggest. I asked when I was on the phone if the physiatrist (same office) could do this since he is a rehab sports med specialist and they couldn't answer.
So I'm wondering who does your paperwork?