Sorry I haven’t been on in a while. The college I worked for had my pain doctor complete some forms that basically asked the same question, just worded slightly different “ What accommodations need to be done for me to return to full time?”. Well, my doctor wrote and I quote “Her Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) affects her ability to work full time due to unrelenting pain.” Under time frame, temporary or permanent, he wrote “unknown”, he then ended it with “ CRPS can resolve slowly over time or become permanent”. As a result, the college let me go last Tuesday. So I’m losing my good insurance at the end of the month and having to switch to my husband’s which means I’m going from Highmark to UPMC which means I have to switch ALL my doctors including pain management, PCP and PT and I’m going to have to stop counseling as under my policy, there was no copayment but under my husband it is $75 and we’ve lost my income. Trying to go back on short term disability and I guess I got to start the filing for disability.
I understand why my doctor did what he did. I couldn’t have handled being up and about 10+ hours a day just for work. I understand the college’s position as I have not been full time since the accident on October 7th. But it is so hard. I’ve worked so hard and I’ve tried so hard to get back to where I was. But I’m not there. I may never get there.
So if anyone knows of any good UPMC doctors in the Pittsburgh area or advice regarding disability, I could use it.