My Injury Journey. I would like to list it aqll here as I remember it.
August 21, 2008 9:00 am, I walk down to the storage room to get the 5 gallons of Distilled water for the CD/DVD cleaning machine. As I go to lift the water from the floor to the cart, to wheel it over to the elevator something in my back popped. I both felt and heard it.
I went up stairs, tried sitting at my desk and continuing the day. I went home after saying what happened, because the pain was red hot and unbearable.
August 22 I also stayed home due to the injury.
No mention of filing an incident report/workers comp (that happens 2 months later.
The next 2 months are filed with daily pain, multiple sick days, and not one nights sleep.
I tried taking aleve, ice, heat the standard practices. No relief. I do not have health care, so I needed to fix this on my own
I took out 2 books about back pain by Dr. Sarno, read them intently studied them, and also the video tapes my friend's mom loaned me. Great information, but no relief. Some longterm good ideas on the mind/body connection but the pain continues.
This pain increases and continues until I am leaving early form work one day on a friday at 300pm, 10/17/08 when i run into the director of the library, and he asks why i am leaving, and i say my back pain, and told him, ever since i popped my back in the basement it has been like this.
that monday morning there were workers comp forms and incident report forms on my desk to fill out. that is when i first strated to get on the system.
i have been there since nov 1st ish about, not at work at all,
I went to stat health in palisades center, orthopedist in west nyack xrayed here, orthopedist in nyack, mri, sttat health again, i am up to waitng on two neurosurgeon consultations on how to handle the disc herniation.
i have been on 6 pain killers, none works the one fentanyl currently is barely , i up the does this morning to 75 mcg/hr.
pain is constant sleep doesn't happen
so stressed over work and health
my wife is a saint my friends are amazing i feel like a complete looser
i move and i hurt it is terrible.
i am stuck at the speed of paper work now, and approvals, which can take who knows how long, and what they will be doing i do not know yet, some type of surgery i am sure
so for now wait and wait and wait.