I am on benefits, income from long term disability insurance. I was injured on the job, as a floor nurse in an ambulatory behavioural and dementia unit, in Dec 2013. I wasn't healing and experiencing all over body pain.
I insisted something else must be going on that is preventing my shoulder injury to heal. I survived Nerve conduction tests, shock wave therapy, cortisone shots, acupuncture, muscle strengthening, TENS, deep tissue massage etc etc only to come away practically crippled in pain.
Through all of this I am dealing with my employer and LTD who want and expect me to return to my physically demanding job.
I attempted a 6 werk work return in April 2014 which ended in a trip to the emergency room at end of May and copious amounts of dilaudid and ibuprofen on top of the copious amounts of Tylenol 3 ( codeine) I was already taking.
I am 48. Too young to retire but in too much pain to hold a full-time job.
How have you all handled working? And Are you working?