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Knee injury nightmare
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(07-20-2012, 12:21 PM)cherokeegal Wrote: Thanks, all. I do appreciate the support. I've felt totally alone through all of this so far. I plan on asking my employer to allow me to look at the actual panel of ortho docs and choose someone else from that. Anyone in this town would be affiliated with the hospital, so I guess I will have to somehow make the trip to Nashville to see someone who isn't.

I did have the initial meeting with PT this morning. Even though it's the outpatient department of the hospital I work out, I felt like she really listened to me. She gave me a very thorough (and painful) exam...much more in depth than the Nurse Practioner or ortho doc did. She said that I definitely have damage to the MCL, with resulting "laxity" of the entire knee joint. I will be going three days a week, and she said her focus will be reduction of pain and getting me to walkng without the crutches. She didn't say a word about returning to work, which is all everybody else has been hounding me about since the day of the injury.

Be very, very careful about who you discuss this injury with. Your friends might turn against you, talk to your doctors, HR, employee health and your manager only. If others ask tell them you can't discuss it, that when you return is up to your doctor. Don't show up on your floor unless you're talking to your manager.

Please keep a log of each and every time you see your doctor, brief notes as to what was discussed. Keep personal copies of everything your doctor, HR, manager, anybody gives you on this injury. Keep a separate log of your doctor, PT or any other mileage that can be reimbursed.

If you end up hiring a lawyer continue to keep all the logs. Then carry those logs to any court hearing. Sometimes your lawyer forgets to bring important information, my old one did and it nearly cost me $700. in unpaid mileage.

 
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Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-19-2012, 05:54 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - 1171 - 07-19-2012, 08:09 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-19-2012, 08:13 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - brneyedgirl40 - 07-19-2012, 08:24 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 07-19-2012, 08:54 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-20-2012, 12:21 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - bodybuilder1958 - 07-20-2012, 12:51 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-20-2012, 12:21 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-20-2012, 01:08 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-20-2012, 01:08 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-22-2012, 09:07 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-22-2012, 09:07 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 07-22-2012, 10:07 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-23-2012, 06:58 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 07-23-2012, 09:25 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-24-2012, 08:42 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-24-2012, 08:42 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 07-25-2012, 07:52 AM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-28-2012, 10:18 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 07-28-2012, 10:27 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-28-2012, 10:18 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-28-2012, 10:33 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-28-2012, 10:33 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 07-28-2012, 10:45 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-30-2012, 05:34 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - 1171 - 07-30-2012, 05:46 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 07-30-2012, 06:42 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 07-30-2012, 09:57 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - AQA - 07-30-2012, 10:35 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-02-2012, 05:34 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-02-2012, 05:34 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-02-2012, 06:24 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-03-2012, 04:28 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-03-2012, 04:28 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-03-2012, 05:32 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-08-2012, 11:53 AM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-08-2012, 03:16 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-08-2012, 03:25 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-08-2012, 04:27 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-08-2012, 07:07 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - jayne - 08-08-2012, 04:52 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-08-2012, 08:37 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-09-2012, 03:18 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - 1171 - 08-09-2012, 04:07 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-09-2012, 06:23 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-09-2012, 08:40 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - 1171 - 08-09-2012, 09:42 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-09-2012, 09:52 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-10-2012, 11:09 AM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-11-2012, 12:02 AM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-12-2012, 10:14 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-12-2012, 10:34 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-13-2012, 02:48 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-13-2012, 05:06 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - kacy257 - 08-13-2012, 05:29 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-13-2012, 05:42 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-13-2012, 09:39 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - AQA - 08-13-2012, 11:28 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-14-2012, 08:57 AM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-14-2012, 08:57 AM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-14-2012, 11:14 AM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-14-2012, 11:03 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - AQA - 08-14-2012, 11:13 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-15-2012, 09:32 AM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-15-2012, 08:41 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-16-2012, 05:57 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-16-2012, 05:57 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-16-2012, 07:30 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-17-2012, 07:41 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-17-2012, 07:41 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-20-2012, 06:07 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-20-2012, 06:07 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-21-2012, 12:57 AM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-21-2012, 02:08 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-21-2012, 09:46 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-27-2012, 09:20 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-27-2012, 09:20 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 08-30-2012, 06:55 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - hurt back - 08-31-2012, 07:26 PM
RE: Knee injury nightmare - cherokeegal - 09-13-2012, 09:46 AM

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