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Not depressed or in enough pain!
#11
Cap, I am so sorry you are going through all of this. Not only the pain and wondering, but depression can be so debilitating. I have had issues with it myself. When you feel like your spouse doesn't help you or understand, it just makes it so much harder to deal with. You have no happy place. Can your dr not find any type of antidepressant or alternative for you to use? I know a lot of people use herbs, but they can interact with other meds.

I am praying that you will find some peace of mind and relief from the depression. If you would ever want to talk to me, just pm me your number. I will be thinking of you!
 
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#12
Cap

I pray that you find some solace soon from the pain and harassment that you are going through at the hands of the adjuster.

I know what it is like to deal with IC about the billing - and I am wondering if the billing department didn't call to find out where to send the bill to and they were told what they were told. (maybe that's what happened and they got scared they weren't going to get paid)

If I were you - I would leave it to your attorney to deal with the adjuster from this point forward as it will be less stress on you and your emotional well being. You don't need any more stress than what you already have on getting better at this point.

As for hubby - well remember he's use to seeing you be strong and do everything. Men aren't sure how to handle things when the one they love are sick. Remember momma's aren't suppose to get sick and if we do - we still are suppose to do things like cook and clean, etc. I am sure you get the picture. Sometimes it may take reminding him that your injured and that right now you can use his help with some things while you try to get back to where you use to be so you can do the things you once did.

I think driller's favorite line is "Pain is your friend" my response is "yep means I am still alive" but he does do a lot to help me out on those high pain days. Emotionally, I am sure they understand that we are depressed, but they are not quite sure how to get us out of our "funk" as they see it. Trust me, I get into the blue phase quite often especially when the pain is unrelenting for a few days and driller knows it - but he tries just like your hubby at times I feel he doesn't understand totally what is going on. All I can tell you on that is that I tend to do things that I enjoy doing whether it is playing games on msn games or other websites for a bit or doing other things that make me feel better. I know it is harder for you with one hand - but many games you can play with a mouse. So there is an idea - something to get your mind off things.

The PTSD - as you know I can't help with - as like you I try to deal with it as well. My ssdi hearing brought some of that back up with questions about what caused the initial injury and having to explain that. I think ppl are shocked at how much one can remember when they have PTSD. I know my attorney was when I went into detail - he was like this is 5 yrs later and you still remember all of this detail - and my response was now you see why my neuro said I have ptsd - and he is a neurophysiologist/neurologist.
 
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#13
HS WTF? When did your WC injury occur? I was depressed in the past. I believe that depression is a "state of mind". When you are depressed try looking up and smile in the air. You cannot get depressed until you look down and frown.

Depression is a state of mind. Lift your head and smile. Think positively and you will never be depressed again. WC issues only piss you off not make you depressed!

Life is short! Smile, help yourself by helping others! You can heal yourself if you raise your head and smile. Try it! Do it daily!!!!

P.S. Pray for yourself, your friends and your family. You have the power to be strong, confident, and the power to control your own life.

My strength gives you strength! My power gives you power!
The chiles you feel is our strength together.

Your message gives me and others the strength to carry on.

Smile and you can rule your world!!!!
DOI July 2004 C5-6, C6-7
 
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#14
ND Work Comp Help Wrote:HS WTF? When did your WC injury occur? I was depressed in the past. I believe that depression is a "state of mind". When you are depressed try looking up and smile in the air. You cannot get depressed until you look down and frown.

Depression is a state of mind. Lift your head and smile. Think positively and you will never be depressed again. WC issues only piss you off not make you depressed!

Life is short! Smile, help yourself by helping others! You can heal yourself if you raise your head and smile. Try it! Do it daily!!!!

P.S. Pray for yourself, your friends and your family. You have the power to be strong, confident, and the power to control your own life.

My strength gives you strength! My power gives you power!
The chiles you feel is our strength together.

Your message gives me and others the strength to carry on.

Smile and you can rule your world!!!!



ND, that was beautiful.
 
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#15


Morning all...

ksgirl..thanks hon for your support and concern. I am going to seek help for the sleep, pain and mood. I've had enough and if I end up on meds for life so be it if I gain some QOL with their help.

Pooh....I understand on both issuesWink PT facility called the IC when I started there for my shoulder and she said "yes it's open" Then when I was going for the eval on the lumbar, knee and ankle they called again. that's when she said "nothing is covered but he thoracic and lumbar spines" Attorney tells me it's just more of the IC'c pranks' The PT facility has bee paid in full so I have no idea why they had to stir this up again and yes your'e right, now they're afraid they won't get paid, so it leaves me out in the cold. Attorney helped me to find a good PM Dr. as there aren't too many local to me. I start with him and his PT on Oct 1st. If nothing else I know they will see me through to the end and will send me for whatever tests, specialists I need. I was told the other day that the PT I was with really believes I have TOS, this is #4 PT now, and that an MRI of the Brachial Plexus doesn't always show it. In his examination he said my collarbones are off balance. Left to right and he feels I need an x-ray or Ct scan done that shoes both sides of the chest straight across. I need to be on something for pain and mood swings. I am just miserable. As far as hubby goes, I thought of that yesterday that he just doesn't know what to say or do. You're probably right there also, but it's getting on my last nerve now. I know we are all different . He changed shortly after my shoulder surgery. Talks to everyone about me and how much pain I'm in and how worried he is BUT doesn't talk to ME about it. Go figure.

ND...I love it. Thank you. How right you are. I am so pissed off right now and I'm calling it depression. Must have a problem letting my anger out or the Adjuster would have thought she had a guy on the other end of the phone. LOL Head is up today. Will try smiling at the sky and let you know how I madeoutWink. Would like to attend my 7 year old grandson;s football game this morning and then an oldies group who is playin goutside this afternoon for an hour. An hour here and an hour there is all I can do. BUT it's better than nothing . Starting to get some fall like weather here so it shouldbe nice. Now the problem will be hubby not wanting to go where I want to go. So I guess I'm on my own at least for the game. That I can handle by myself.


I love each of you, you are all unique and have your own different ideas to offer. Put them all together and WHAT A POT OF WONDERFUL STEW YOU MAKE!


CAP
 
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#16
Sometimes is scares me to read all of this stuff that goes on with WC, but then I read all the wonderful replies and support and prayers and know that there is a way out.
Eventually. I am so sorry that you are being targeted to badly. They must know something that you don't. Like you deserve way loads more than you are getting so they are digging in big time.

About the depression thing. I had some major surgery in England way back and I was bed ridden for 10 weeks. I really got depressed. Then I heard somewhere that you have to get outside and stare into the horizon, get the sun I guess, for at least 20 minutes in order to get a huge natures anti-depressant jolt. It really does work. Just like light in the bedroom in the morning wakes you up. Problem is you really need to get out there and take it in. I don't know where you are, if it is cold outside, or what..........but make plans to get it done. If you can take long walks with friends that will help with your sleeping as well

About the stress. Lay it back in God's hands. I know it sounds corny to alot of people, but I know for sure that this works. I learned the hard way, and now I can sleep like a baby most of the time. Trust, have faith. That doesn't mean, however, sit back and do nothing. Unfortunately you still have to watch carefully what is going on around you and be totally proctive. Don't give in...........give it over.

Iwill pray for you. Take lots of love and cuddles from me.....and have a cuppa........do you like Earl Grey or do you prefer English Breakfast?
 
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#17


Morning bagpussinamerica......You are right. I ended up spending most of the day outside yesterday and what a beautiful day it was. Was with my favorite people all day, sun shining, cool, light breeze, no humidity. It doesn't get any better. It helped alot. I woke this morning in a much lighter mood than I've been in and decided to listen to my attorney who tells me that my only job is to get well. So I will do just that and stop doing everyone else's job. The next time a facility mentions the bill to me I will remind them that they have my attorney's info and to please call him.

It never sounds corny to had life's problems over to the Lord. It's the only way we get through themWink

How did you know I was a tea lover??? I'm having a cup with you now. No preference. Just love it.

CAPSmile
 
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