I have a question for anyone who has experience with this...
I was in car accident over 2 yrs ago resulting in neck & back trouble. It has worsened with time. I suffer from occipital neuralgia with chronic migraines, and also have a herniated disc in c6 area with bone spurs c2-c7. Also have 2 herniated in lumbar and bulge on top.
I have been thru 1.5 yrs pt, many injections, cervical rhizotomy & a pharmacy of meds.
I am a private contractor (work for self) & am also involved in a lawsuit regarding this...going to trial soon.
Every doc I have seen has been very surprised I am still managing to work, but I had to because we would lose everything without (I am sole provider). Helps that I love my job but still...some days are impossible and when the pain gets bad i cannot function or get out of bed.
I am going to be undergoing 2 surgeries now, disectomy or whatever with fusion in neck and either double or triple in back. Doc says a year to recover, if I can as I may have permanent damage now.
I have finally accepted that I need to do the surgeries and ASAP. Doc says he will support anything in relation to the claim, & I am waiting to speak to my lawyer about it because doc told me I needed to work with lawyer if already involved in case.
Anyone have experience with this? I either need the lawsuit payout like now or SSDI to come through immediately. I'm worried about losing my house, feeding children etc...at this point. Stress doesn't help!
Thanks in advance for any info/tips/stories etc. :)