So I really have no other place to share this, if I post it on my SP Page- I don't think that my SP friends will share the same joy as you all will.
I got a call today and my appeal to the compensation board has been completed. They are sending my case back to the lower level so it can be determined if I have chronic pain. (like duh!!! of course I have pain, that's why I'm taking Gabapentin, that's why I have had ulcers from the NSAIDs, that's why I had a bone scan and a x-ray....That's why I want a MRI) IF they determine I meet the criteria for chronic pain then they will award me with a financial award, and then they will look at lost wages and medical costs.
Accepting this award won't preclude me from any further claims or if the specialist finds something wrong, they will actually backdate the claim and reassess it.
This is good. It finally means things are moving in the right direction. Now if only my pain will also move in the right direction and here's hoping that the specialist will call me soon and get me in.
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