I don't know how NY worker's comp works, but in IN, you can be
receiving medical treatment, paid for by the company's WC plan, and
still work and earn your regular pay, if the doctors have indicated
that you can work.
Now that I have written permission from a doctor, that's what I'm doing.
I got a note from the doc that says I can't drive to work or use public transportation, but I can work from home and/or be driven to an office. WC is absorbing my medical expenses.
It's good for me to be doing a bit of work again.
Just got back from Teh Doc a few hours ago. The cast came off so they could inspect the incisions, which I'm told are healing nicely. Then another cast went on. I'll be back in two weeks and if things continue looking good they are going to switch me to one of those robo-boot things, but it'll still be quite a long time before I can put *any* weight on it.
Doc cleared me for "doing stuff" -- in other words, I can be out and about, I can go to work if someone else drives me, I can go to church, or out to dinner, or whatever, and that's cool. I've also switched from a walker to crutches. Originally I felt wobbly on crutches but now I'm hopping around nicely on them.
I was hoping to have some nice long chats with a good friend who I know has been on crutches a couple of times, but he's not answering my texts. :)
Be happy you weren't in TX this this week vs the first week in Aug....
Wed Aug 30 2017 12:33:10 PM EDT from wizard of aahzYeah, I'm heading to New Orleans in a couple of weeks. Want to make certain it's still above water.
NOLA flood conditions seem to depend on a roulette spin these days. Travel safely!
For the third time in the past few months our pharmacy has told a member of my family that a medication isn't available because of a " nationwide drug shortage". Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Huh, can't say that I have, Zoo. Aside from the annual flu shot shortage, that is....
One of the drugs that isn't available is a very popular blood pressure drug. I was a little upset that we did not receive notification that the drug wasn't available.
Hmmm... I haven't heard of this shortage, although these days my partner requires something for his blood pressure.
Sorry, Aahz, but you know it really can't be fleebie's fault.....
Cause, Rule #4
Can't invoke R4 here. I think it's safer to use my go-to rule and blame Facebook.
<laughs> Maybe it's time for an Amendment
I finally got my cast off. Just short of 6 weeks post-op, I now have a boot. I'm still NWB and cannot walk in the boot, but at least I can take it off in the shower.
I won't disgust anyone by showing photos of my swollen, scarred, dried-out foot. :)
Doc says I'm ok to travel, at least from a medical point of view. My next trip is in two weeks, which is just short of 8 weeks post-op. My wife thinks I'm insane to want to go on a trip.
Airports are pretty easy, actually. They're required by law to push you around in a wheelchair if you ask.
I'm surprised he's endured me this long as well.
As for his blood pressure, I use it to figure out when someone else is fucked up. If Melvin passes out and starts to have heart failure, I know that he's dealing with a major asshole.
I am looking for less impactful alternatives to figuring such things out, though. And to becoming less of an asshole so he doesn't die. 'Cause I think that'd suck.