Just had my 6 month followup and all seems well with the SCS.
I got a new program that combines my old two so I get better coverage. Still not using it, I want to wait till I am not so busy at work. I guess, this isn't really work, :?
I have to say, I am somewhat confused. In the great bike wreck of '06 I fractured T3,T4,T5. Now whenever I attempt to lift anything over about 30-40 pounds I get what feels like a knot of pain in that area. Spasms, etc. I talked to the PM about that and he suggested I need to see an occupational doctor... I needed medical management papers to turn in at work, so I took my job description in and showed it to the PM with the questionable things highlited. He agreed that I should not be doing some of the things on the description. He agreed that some of the reasons are to perserve the integrity of the lead and others because of danger to others.
Even though he agreed that the SCS precluded me from some items on the job description and that the SCS is a fairly permanent thing. He would not check off on whether I have permanent or temporary restrictions!
I knew, well I feared this would go this way, but until I went in to talk to him, how could I proceed? Since my med management papers are "incomplete" I expect Human Resources to not be happy. Technically I should not come back to work after today until we have an agreement. But, I will be here unless someone specifically tells me NO. My boss is on vacation till the 30th, he does not care anyway. One of the people I communicate with in HR is on vacation. The other two I expect will be to "busy" to bother with trivialities, So, I guess I can keep working safely till at least the end of the month.
What I expect to happen is HR will require I be tested as to what I can and can't do. At least if they require it, they will pay for it. Will they let me keep working?
To say I am a little stressed out would be an understatement. Would it have been so hard for the PM to just give me a direct answer? I asked him, should I be working 70' in the air with 40lb bricks of steel, over peoples heads? He of course said no. He tells me, "do what you feel like" I ask a question, he says, "oh don't do that"....
I'd post more, but I'm just to confused at this point.