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Work injury - shoulder Help!
So I injured my shoulder last year. My claim was accepted even though it did worsen a previous injury. Well, now I learned the previous injury may have had nothing to do with it. I have attempted a handful of modified duty shifts and each time it's the same- my shoulder gets worse. I've had to take pain killers for the pain and I've only gotten about one or two hours of sleep for the past 2 1/2 months. Last night and the night before were the only nights I've gotten 8+ hours of sleep. The MRI I had did show something wrong with my shoulder. Doctor said it can take up to half a year to heal.

I have a loss in range of motion, a pinching/pulsing like feeling in my shoulder, and I am in pain 24/7.

What's ironic is that my second doctor said I can lift up to ten pounds and have light use of my shoulder during work. These restrictions are even lighter than the ones from the other place.

I have bills to pay and I will be unable to pay my rent if something is not done by the end of the month.

The doctor I saw before this one told me I was going to get 4-6 weeks more recovery time when we talked before the MRI. Three days later I was released to modified duty. He shrugged off my concerns.

I need the use of this shoulder later in the year for some activities I have planned. I am also looking at trying to get something slower for a job but I fear this will prohibit me from getting one.

Point is I need help getting the doctor to get me an extended leave note. I cannot drive or even hold up a cell phone for crying out loud!

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Work injury - shoulder Help! - DragonSword - 03-20-2014, 12:31 PM
RE: Work injury - shoulder Help! - 1171 - 03-20-2014, 02:22 PM
RE: Work injury - shoulder Help! - 1171 - 03-21-2014, 01:09 AM
RE: Work injury - shoulder Help! - 1171 - 03-21-2014, 01:18 PM

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