I am in yr 4 of chronic pain. I have my good days and my bad days. I have lost the fIrst full time job i had, in my field. I can only work part time and even that is very hard. On days that I work, that is all I can do without increased pain while I am at work. If I do much of anything on my days off I hurt all of the next day while I am @ wk of I can even get into work. I have already filed for ssdi and am currently awaiting an alj hearing date. Now to add insult to injury, because I cant get a job with health ins and I make too much $ for medicaid in my state (only because I push myself to work to pay bills), I have an EPO plan thru the marketplace. Only my PM and my PCP are In network. My PCP wont handle anything stronger than Tramadol and my PM is only interventional. My psychiatrist wants to start me on Suboxone but she is out of network and subsequently not covered under my health plan, so I cannot afford to start this new med. My PM wants to do certain procedures and my ins doesnt cover them, he precerts others and they still arent covered. The icing on the cake is that I could not have to work as hard if I could get my disability approved which could mean less pain, but that doesnt seem to be happening. I am sorry for the rant but it feels good to vent.
SCS implant in 2012
plus much much more...