Any Moral Support Out There?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Kathryn, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. Kathryn

    Kathryn New Member

    Just learned today that SAIF (workers' comp)has decided that the "muscle strain" that they have been providing medications for should have healed long ago, and that since my doctor has stated that I now have fibromyalgia, they will no longer accept responsibility. So, I am now limited to what I have remaining from last month. Any suggestions? My husband has struck down everything I have come up with - they all have lengthy jail terms attached.
    Kathryn
  2. Kathryn

    Kathryn New Member

    Just learned today that SAIF (workers' comp)has decided that the "muscle strain" that they have been providing medications for should have healed long ago, and that since my doctor has stated that I now have fibromyalgia, they will no longer accept responsibility. So, I am now limited to what I have remaining from last month. Any suggestions? My husband has struck down everything I have come up with - they all have lengthy jail terms attached.
    Kathryn
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    I would agree with Telern, she has the right idea. There must be something that the doctor that diagnosed you can do for you.

    Take care, and keep looking for options. Write the medical profession, the goverment, local, and federal ect! Don't give up, just be sure its all legal what you do!!!

    Take care, and sure hope you get the help you need.

    Shalom, Shirl
  4. teach6

    teach6 New Member

    Are you unable to work due to your FMS? If so, how long have you been out of work? Does your workplace have short or long term disability?

    You could be eligible for those as well as SSDI if you have been out of work and are unable to return for a total of a year. Go to the home page on this site, scroll down the right side and click on disability to begin research.

    Good luck to you. It's a long road, but it's worth it when you are finally successful!

    Barbara
  5. garyandkim

    garyandkim New Member

    good solid advice. I would call SSDI tomorrow and get started. They will set up an apt. for you and the date of that phone(if you want) apt is the start date. So even if you don't go that way get it started now. Then I'd call a lawyer that specialises in FMS and injury cases. There some on the home pg here. Don't panic keep cool and write down info so you don't forget it. It took us 5 years to help a friend that was not getting his due and wow what a cheque. But, the hardship is great and you must not give up and you must have a lawyer that is experianced and ready to fight for you. Also, call your doc and make sure he will back you all the way. If you have scripts get them filled before your insurance runs out and maybe the doc will give you a larger quantity to help you out.

    Good luck to you and will will be thinking positively for you.

    Kim and Gary
  6. Kathryn

    Kathryn New Member

    I was forced into a medical retirement on August 13th. I used to be a city bus driver and it was rapidly getting to the point where I was a danger to myself and others. I will be getting my full company pension, once it starts, but with only 15 years of service, it is not nearly what I had planned on. I have applied for SSDI, but I am sure you know how they are. I thought all was going well, with my meds paid for by workers' comp, but they managed to screw that up royally. As I told my husband, it is probably a very good thing that I didn't work for the post office. ;)
    Kathryn
  7. KYRock

    KYRock New Member

    I'm sorry to hear about your problem. As I well know it never seems to be a way out. Anything and everything goes through your mind. How will i pay this? What will I do about that? It's hard! But some how some way we have to keep focused. I worked for 13 long years in a factory making desent wages. The last 5 years I really missed allot of work due to pain. But I always gave it all I could when I was there. I had vacation time built up and doctors excuses where aloud as long as you kept within reason. Of course if you worked hard when you was there they were more leaneunt(can't think how this spelled). Right before Christmas of 1999 they told us they were shutting our plant down. More stress that's all i needed. The pain and depression hand in hand where bringing me down. All the time the managers were putting more on me each day. I was doing my job and my foremans job. And only getting paid for mine. I kept telling the plant manager that I was not going to be able to take all this much longer. My body and mind were collasping. They didn't listen and they didn't care.
    What was I to them! I was coming up the ladder faster and faster to be able to take a early layoff and still get some of my severance pay. Sept. 18th 2000 was my last day there.
    They closed the doors Dec. 29th 2000. I was planning on trying to find me another job when i had to. But my doctor didn't recommend it. God bless his soul. He passed in Jan, 2002. He had already talked me into filing for SSD and had written to them that I was not able to work. Well I've been through 3 denials now. Nobody is saying it will be easy.
    My lawyer is appealing again and he has also made me file a new claim also. Seems like they are working on it more than they did the old one. But the second time around you kind of know how to word things better. You know what to say and how to act. To them if you can make your body get out of bed
    and fix your small child a bowl of cereal, you can work.
    There are some things in life that we MUST more than try to do. Your only option Kathryn is probably SSD but you will have to be persistant. I filed March 2001 and I still haven't received a favorable decsion from SSD. But I'm not telling you this to discourage you. I'm telling you because I want to help you do it the right way. My motto now is"Get it anyway you can". You can bet your bottom dollar they will keep it anyway they can. Good Luck Friend!!!!
  8. KYRock

    KYRock New Member

    Your pension is GREAT news!!!!