09-07-2007, 08:24 AM
Good morning all....I know this subject has been talked about many times but my mind is so unclear these days that I can't put 2+2 together. Saw the treating Ortho for all body parts except the shoulder yesterday. He feels I am the best I will be. Told him that the shoulder PT is aggravating my neck and he said "then stop it". I don't feel I can do that and told him so as I feel it's finally helping. Also he is not the shoulder surgeon but is his partner. He also said I will need no more surgeries so I feel what he's actually saying is I don't need him as he's a spine surgeon. So that brings me to believe I should be in the hands of a PM Dr. because PT has not been done on my back or my kee at all. I do beleive they will both get a little stornger with some good PT and maybe by the ist of the year I'll be as good as I get. Then I know I need a wellness program to keep it all going and to always prevent any reinjury of anything again.
Where does all of this leave me in the world/ I have not been terminated yet even though my supervisor has made it clear in his depo that he can never lower my job to light duty, have and IME coming up and we all know how that will end. So if IME says I can return to work with /without restrictions and my Dr. holds on to "she can't work at all" but my Dr. also feels i am MMI where does that leave me? ALso I have read here where some have gotten compensated for their injuries AND returned to work. Can someone explain that. This is all a big life cahnge for me as it was when I first got injured and I feel so out of sorts not knowing what/where/who/how. If I can work at something I would prefer to but always have that option ofretiring on disability and appplying for SSD> HELP???