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Depressed
#11
Yeah he was a turd head. The pychologist trying to hypnotize me is what was a joke. I actually started laughing when the pendulum jewel started swinging. Anyway....
 
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#12
I'm 20 and almost 4 years into comp.. 5 surgeries, literally 20 casts and at the moment I'm not even receiving my weekly checks for ohhh.. bout 8 months now. I havent started college and I'm not allowed to work. I do a lot of sleeping ..I am depressed. lol
 
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#13
capricorn Wrote:Hi ems...I am so sorry we meet like this You have hit the nail on the head and basically what we all go through after a WC injury that has been denied and we get no help with. Has yours been denied or accepted. Are you getting treatment and what kind if so. What state are you in?

That's how my depression set in. Months of not working, hurting more and more and not getting any help. I felt as if my life was over. HAd to re learn how to do so many things. I went into counseling, accepted that I was limited and did learn how to live again. I will tell you it is very difficult, has alot to do with your age, injury and whether or not you are getting help. I couldn't return to work and that was known when I was injured. I was scared. Stick around here, plenty of others will be along to help. If you don't mind answering those few questions it would be a big help for us to help you.Smile

hi to all.hope all is well with you.i was reading the post and saw yours and would like to comment from an experience that i hope to never go through again.if you are feeling depressed please get some help.it doesnt get better it gets worse.i was at point i tried to wreck my truck.i am so tired of the pain.im glad to say that i feel better with the three meds im now taking .they really do work.i hope your pain gets better and youll seek help for this .i noticed the other day that i can still smile and thats been a long time coming.good luck to you.
 
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#14
Thanks Rhonda...I am 3 1/2 years into my claim and settled. Have been with a good counselor for over a year now. I think you misunderstood. I was answering the original poster who started the thread. You have given great advise.Smile Please read my answer to ems over. Thanks.
 
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#15
capricorn Wrote:Hi ems...I am so sorry we meet like this You have hit the nail on the head and basically what we all go through after a WC injury that has been denied and we get no help with. Has yours been denied or accepted. Are you getting treatment and what kind if so. What state are you in?
My claim has been accepted, I'm in CA, and I'm currently receiving physical therapy. I was seen by my specialist today, and after showing him how my leg weakness has progressed, he has requested surgery (discectomy). My head is reeling from that, now too. Also, the work comp company is trying to send me back to modified duty (can they do that?).
My husband is in the midst of finding a job, he has been laid off since May. He is also the type of person who feels as though if you push through the pain, you can fix anything. He wobbles back and forth between being helpful and being irritating.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the strength to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
 
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#16
First let me say that most who have not been IW don't fully understand although they do try. Alot of us have spouses who are also IW.

Is surgery your only alternative? If so you really don't have a choice? Unless you're willing to stay where you are. I have several level herniations in my lumber and cervical spine, sciatica and stenosis and have been very lucky to stay out of surgery. It took two years of various different types of PT to make the pain tolerable. If your Dr. gives you restrictions and says that you can return to work with those restrictions and your employer agrees, yes they can do that.
 
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#17
But what if my employer can't give me the restrictions? They have no way of accommodating me.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the strength to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
 
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#18
You have to go by what your Dr. says. If he gives you restrictions and your employer makes a reasonable effort to accomodate you and can't , you can be terminated. I think that's what you're asking?? It doesn't mean your claim ends if you are terminated.
 
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#19
ems, I was Injured at the Age of 42, in My Prime, and I'm 47 now, Totally Disabled, and Depression Rears it's Ugly Head Often, especially with the Chronic Pain I Live with! My Suggestion, along with seeing Someone for Help would be: There is Only so Much You can do, some Things are Out of Your Hands, and those Situations have to be Discovered, and Forgotten! I had a Discectomy/Laminectomy at L5/S1 and things were going Great, until the Scar Tissue took Over, but that doesn't mean buy any means that the Same will Happen with You! Many have had the Very Same Surgery, and Live Very Normal Lives! Always Remember to Keep in Mind that Only You can Help You, and the Decisions You make have to be for what You feel will Better Your Life! Other than that, if it's a Situation that You have no Control of Let it go: Just Think of any Problem/Situation You have and Ask Yourself, "Will this Matter 20 Years from Now?" If the Answer is No, Throw it away, and Work on One that Will!!Wink My Very Best, and have a Great Evening!!Smile
 
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