06-27-2008, 09:35 PM
just found this forum and hope I can learn a lot.
Not sure how much to say, or ask. All my bills so far are being paid, but I've yet to talk to the person who's actually from or in charge of workman's comp where I work.
I've been going to my own doctor, due to at the time of my fall, and injury to my left arm, no one available knew where the accident reports where, and where to send me.
Like I've said, the bills have been paid.
So far I've had 8 weeks of physical therapy. Several doctors visits. I was put on a 15 pound weight restriction for lifting from the doctor. My job also put me on some other silly restrictions that had nothing to do with the doctor. Those were due to some other accidents I'd had with in a couple of months following the first fall.
I had no improvement with the PT. I was sent to a Ortho doctor, who then sent me for an MRI. Finally got the results from the MRI. stating that I've got a torn rotator cuff. The Ortho doctor wanted 4-6 weeks more therapy, and then if no improvement then surgery. Thing is, they told me there is no quarantee that the surgery would work.
The accident happened the end of Oct. and didn't get the MRI, until April, and the results back until June.
My job has asked me what do I want to do? I said, hey, the first PT, didn't help, so I guess that means the surgery, which there is no guarantee that would work. Now my job is telling me they want me to be evaluated by another doctor. Which is no problem with me.
Can anyone give me any suggestions on what I should expect from this other doctor? I also have a time frame for this second PT as if I don't make an appt. by such in such date, then I'll have to be seen again by my orginal Ortho doctor, which means sending my work another bill. So I really need to have at least a date set for seeing this evaluation. Or at least I need given permission to make the appt. to start the PT for the second time. I still don't think the PT, will help, but this is what my Ortho doctor was wanting to do. So can't move on to the surgery without the second round of PT. This is at least with my own doctors.
Part of the funny part, is one of the owners is a plastic surgeon so he was able to look at my arm in the beginning. Until I decided to get a second opinion, or whatever. So it's not like they're not understanding what's going on.