May. 18th, 2017

Denied

May. 18th, 2017 08:26 pm
silailo: (wah)
Got word back today that my worker's compensation claim was denied. Although I'm not entirely surprised, I'm still disappointed because I'd had some hope that my doctor's report would help get it accepted. So I cancelled the appointment I was supposed to have tomorrow. The office rep I spoke to asked if I planned to appeal the results, and I said no. I don't see the point in doing that. I think my claims examiner made the best decision he could because I really could not say how exactly the injury happened, and thus I can't say for certain it was work-related. I just hope I was able to convey that I seriously thought it was work-related and that I wasn't trying to scam the system or anything.

I'm not sure where to go from here. A few minutes ago I felt the pain as I was typing this and put a wrist brace on. The wrist brace might not do much except limit the movements of my hand, but it's better than nothing.

I'm going to see if the pain improves on its own. It is a lot better than it was when I first felt it back in September, like 98% better. However, it seems to have plateaued and I can still feel it with some movements. Yesterday it gave me a little trouble. I just can't get it to happen on demand, which made it hard for me to show my doctor, and is one reason I'm reluctant to see my regular doctor now. I don't think he would know what to do. Even my occupational doctor wasn't certain what the best course of action was. She suggested occupational therapy, but how will they know what to do if they don't know what's causing the pain?

Before I started this whole process, I debated with myself if I should even do it. Now I wish I would've listened to my first instinct. :P


Well, the rest of the day wasn't too bad. Met with one of my profs to get my last letter of recommendation, so that's good.

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