Thursday, November 29, 2012
The last couple of days have been very busy with getting my health back in order and some other things such as doing a wee bit of Christmas shopping and it has sure lifted my spirits BUT nothing like the news I got today at 4pm.
But first. I saw my new MD today. He is 28 and from Russia and such a cutie pie and so nice. We really hit it off. I got to the office at 8:50 and was in pre-cert by 9. Got all my paper work finished and signed in and went to the waiting room and in 3 minutes they called me to the back. It was only about 9:15-9:20. My new Dr. walked in about 2 minutes later and he conferenced with me until 11:30. YEP I know you think your reading this wrong but your not...............he spent almost 2 hours going over me from top to bottom.
He only changed one medication which was my lasix(water pill) back to one I use to be on called HCTZ which I always tolerated so much better. He did not change any other meds because I go back to the office to the lab in the morning for a FASTING blood work and he wants to have all my #'s right in front of him before he messes with any of my meds.
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT.............have not had a DR to this for me in the past 2 yrs. Yep I kid not.
Then he notices a place on my nose (I had a non cancer frozen off when I was 25) but in the past 8 months it bothers me, is really red and my glasses just really set it off. He took a close look and said you need to see a dermatologist ASAP and his nurse made me the appt from there for in the morning at 9:15.....................I know another shocker as my other MD had seen it for months and never said a word.
He also had me sign a release for all my paper work from the old office which I did gladly and then he asked me how long had it been since I had my eyes checked. Well, 18 months and he said NO WAY and his nurse then went and made me an appt with my old eye DR for the 7th.................yes next week.
I go back to see him in 3 weeks but if I have any problems (yes we discussed all the pain medication problems as well) and he gave me his personal cell phone number and told me to use it anytime if I felt I needed to tell him something.
I KNOW YOU GUYS I WAS GOBSMACKED TO SAY THE LEAST.
So now you know all of that and by the way I took one pain pill yesterday when I went to bed to help with the Nueropathy and took one today when we got home as I had been up and out and on my bad toes ALL DAY.
BUT THE VERY BEST NEWS OF ALL IS THIS................. In the car at 4pm my Ortho DR called that I saw on Monday for my knee...........remember hurt knee 5/9/10 and have been fighting Workers Comp since then to have Ortho surgery to fix the problem.
Well, apparently when you to to COURT (August 17th, 2012) to fight the company for not doing anything but giving you pain med's and YOU WIN.............yes found that bit of information on the 14th of November...............I beat the stuffin out of them in front of the judge.
WELL.............they get scared and MY KNEE SURGERY HAS BEEN APPROVED AND I GO IN NEXT WEEK ON TUESDAY THE 4TH FOR MY KNEE SURGERY. Nimsy jumps up and does a wonky kind of dance around the computer room.
YES PTL they are finally after 2 1/2 years going to do the surgery to help my knee. Now if the Dr just has to remove the maniacal tear I should be weight bearing in 2-3 days and in PT in just a week..................but if because they let it go so long I have more damage then I will be in a knee brace and NON weight bearing for 5 weeks.................BUT HOLY CRICKETS I don't care cause after 5 weeks and some PT my knew will be WELL and NO MORE KNEE PAIN..........................
Okay there is more good news. On July 3ed of this year Workers Comp stopped paying me because they said there was nothing more they could do for me because they had sent me all the way to Little Rock, AR (3 1/2 hour drive one way) to 2 DR's of their choosing which said NOTHING wrong with her knee or her back any more. That is why we took em to court. So anyway they just cut my $$ with no warning at all which left me incomeless (BUT THEY CONTINUED TO PAY FOR MY...YOU GUESSED IT PAIN MEDS) but now they have to REINSTATE my benefits and PAY ME BACK PAY ALL THEY WAY BACK TO JULY 3RD...........................
..............Nimsy jumps up and does some more dancing.
Now it even gets better. I have not seen my Nuero Dr for my back in 9 months because they would not authorize a visit, so now that they HAVE to my wonderful DR has left the clinic and will not be setting up a practice for 6 more months. I loved that Dr and he is the one who did 7 of my DH's back surgeries. But anyway every time my Attny would say well we can get her into see Dr.............so and so...........they would refuse and he told me they just kept trying to get me into see one of their choices who was geared more towards the Ins. carriers.
So Monday my Attny called Worker's Comp and told my case worker that he had me an appt with a new Dr he really likes who come here from Tulsa, OK and I was going to see this DR and she had better approve it or he was calling the JUDGE and guess what..............I see the new Nuero Dr on December 19th.
Could the good Lord be watching out for me any better..................NOPE not a chance. So I might have a back surgery in the near future as well but if it gets me out of this back pain and more on my feet again I will have it.
So just wanted you all to share in my most WONDERFUL news. I will be sharing my password on here with my sis -Seven- and my sister friend WitchyGodMother so they can get on my SP page if I can't for a few days and let you all know how I am fairing after the surgery. Would not let you worry for anything.
Thanks again if your keeping up with lil ol me.