DO I HAVE A CASE FOR LTD.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by WAY2MUCHPAIN, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. WAY2MUCHPAIN

    WAY2MUCHPAIN New Member

    STARTED 4 YEARS AGO WITH "TENNIS ELBOW" GOT THE TYPICAL SHOTS RIGHT IN THE ELBOWS. TRIED ALL THE ANTI-INFLAMMITORY DRUGS. ALL ARE LIKE TAKING DRAINO. THEY KILL MY STOMACH. DRUG MY BUTT HOME EVERY DAY... WORKED HARD AND AM JUST TIRED? THEN THE KNEES, COLLAR BONES ETC. HERE COMES THE DARVOCET. DID OKAY. STARTED HAVING PAIN IN LEFT ARM AND NECK. MRI, RUPTURED DISK! NECK SURGERY! AFTER SURGERY, KEPT ON THE EARLIER PRESCRIBED LORTAB. LORTAB TO PERCODAN, PERCODAN TO FENTYNL PATCHES, THEN AVINZA (MORPHINE) KEPT NODDING OFF AT WORK. NOW OXYCONTIN AND A PERCODAN BACK-UP.
    I HAVE TAKEN SO MUCH, I LOOK AND ACT FAIRLY NORMAL. OF COURSE THE NECK SURGERY DID NOT WORK, THE PAIN IS UNBEARABLE THERE. THE FM IS LIKE A HOT SOLDERING IRON IN ABOUT 9 PLACES, MY WIFE WANTS OUT BECAUSE I DO NOT FUNCTION!!! FOUND MY HORMONES WERE OFF THE CHARTS SO TESTOSTERONE! I WORK FOR A FAMILY BUSINESS THAT DEPENDS ON MY EXPERTISE TO KEEP THE DOORS OPEN. I EAT A HAND FULL OF PILLS AND HEAD TO WORK. I WALK BACK IN THE DOOR AND HIT THE HEAT PAD AND CRASH. I SCREAM OUT IN THE NIGHT WHEN I TURN IN BED BEACUSE OF THE PAIN SO I DO LOTS OF COUCH DUTY.
    MY DOC, AND THERAPIST TOLD ME TO QUIT MY JOB AS IT IS KILLING ME, BOTH IN WRITING. I SIMPLY HURT ALL OVER AND HAVE FM AND SEVERE NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN AND CURRENTLY AM PRESCRIBED 30 MG PERCODAN 4 TIMES DAILY 5 MG PERCODAN AS NEEDED, XANAX AS NEEDED, SOMA AS NEEDED AND TESTOSTERONE AS WELL AS VIAGRA BECAUSE WHO IN THE HELL WANTS TO MAKE LOVE? I HAVE BAD THOUGHTS AND AM SEEING A THERAPIST. THIS IS ALL TRUE, NOT LIKE A PLAYBOY STORY. TELL ME PLEASE???
  2. pookieruth

    pookieruth New Member

    You sure have a lot to deal with. I wish I could help you with your pain, but of course I can't.

    I hope things get better for you!
    Lee
  3. WAY2MUCHPAIN

    WAY2MUCHPAIN New Member

    SORRY FOR THE CAPS "YELLING" I DO NOT SEE WELL THUS THE LARGER LETTERS. AGAIN SORRY.
  4. WAY2MUCHPAIN

    WAY2MUCHPAIN New Member

    BOTH MY DOCS HAVE SAID TO LEAVE WORK SO I GAVE MY NOTICE AND ARE IN THE PROCESS OF TRAINING A REPLACEMENT. THE 27TH OF OCT. IS MY LAST DAY WITH ANOTHER WEEK OF CONSULTATION AND CLEAN UP. MY STD AND LTD ARE THROUGH ACCORD EMPLOYEE LEASING. THEY PROVIDE ALL OUR INSURANCE AND PAYROLL ETC. THE INFORMATION WAS PRETTY SIMPLE WHEN WE ENROLLED. I TOOK OUT ALL THE INSURANCE THEY PROVIDED. I WAS HEALTHY 5 YEARS AGO WHEN WE TURNED OUR EMPLOYEES OVER TO THE LEASING CO.
    THE LADY AT ACCORD SAID THE STD WAS PRETTY SIMPLE, ADVISE THEM I AM OFF WORK AND WHY. THEY WILL CONTACT MY DOC AND IN 21 DAYS I SHOULD START GETTING 50% OF MY SALARY. SHE HAS A GOOD FRIEND WITH FM AND KNOWS!! IT IS THE LTD I WORRY ABOUT AFTER READING ALL THE STORIES. MY DOC HAS A WONDERFUL CHAIN OF EVENTS OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS FROM THE EARLIEST TWINGE TO THE SITUATION I AM IN TODAY. TWO WEEKS AGO AETNA TURNED HIM DOWN TO INCREASE THE DOSAGE OF THE PAIN MEDS. HE APPEALED AND WON SO MY MEDS WERE INCREASED TO REALLY A LITTLE MORE THAN I NEED BUT IT DOES SHOW HE IS ON MY SIDE AND HAS TOLD ME "HE WOULD HELP ALL THE WAY"
    MY MAJOR QUESTION IS, IF I HAVE LTD, DO I APPLY FOR SSDI AND LTD AS ONE WILL CANCEL THE OTHER I THINK. THAT IS WHY I NEED HELP. ALSO MOST POSTS I HAVE SEEN HERE, HAVE ATTORNEYS WORKING THEIR CASE. DO I START WITH AN ATTORNEY OR, WAIT UNTIL I HAVE BEEN DENIED? A FEW PEOPLE I HAVE TALKED TO TELL ME, I HAVE A GREAT CASE SINCE THE DOCS ARE ON BOARD, EVERYTHING IS DOCUMENTED AND MY FM AND RELATED ILLNESSES STARTED SMALL AND HAVE INCREASED TO NEARLY UNBEARABLE ON SOME DAYS.
    I AM WORRIED ABOUT WHAT I READ ABOUT THE INVESTIGATORS THAT WANT TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE. WITH 40 TO 50 MG OF PERCODAN I SEEM NEARLY NORMAL EXCEPT I CARRY MY LEFT ARM LIKE I HAD A STROKE BECAUSE OF THE NECK INJURY. IF IT HANGS, I GET THE SHOOTING PAINS. IF ONE COMES TO MY HOME, IT LOOKS LIKE A NORMAL FAMILY. MY WIFE DOES EVERYTHING FOR ME AND KEEPS A TIDY HOME SO THEY WOULD THINK I SHOULD BE ABLE TO WORK. I DO DRIVE ALTHOUGH I AM LEGALLY DUI EVERYTIME I GET BEHIND THE WHEEL AND I BARELY CAN TURN MY HEAD TO THE LEFT. I KNOW THIS IS A BUNCH OF INFO BUT I AM A NEWBIE AND NEED ALL YOUR HELP AND AS TIME GOES BY AND I LEARN AND EXPERIENCE THE SYSTEM, I WILL SHARE TO HELP THE NEXT SUFFERER. BY THE WAY I FAILED TO MENTION I AM A MAN AND I AM 58. HELP PLEASE..........THANKS
  5. bkayclark

    bkayclark New Member

    What is that website? I tried it and it didn't come up.