I've mentioned on some post about workers comp that I've been in the system for 17 years. I have to say most was pretty much a breeze . I've only been to 1 hearing that was a Partical Permanent Disability hearing back in 2006. At that hearing I was awarded 8 years of 2/3 of my pay and lifetime medical. From 2006 it was also no trouble all my pain management was paid for including and tests or other treatments plus medication . All that changed in June of 2017. First they wanted me weaned down..ok no problem I did it. But then I started having neck issues starting right before xmas 2017. Since then it's been nothing but torture. Non stop delays and me getting ever worse..first I had months of waiting to see my spine specialist . So I finally saw my original surgeon that did all 3 of my surgeries. In Jan this year. Since he now says I need more surgery my PM thought it be a good idea to see a neurosurgeon for a second opinion. So since Jan I've been waiting on a approval to see one. Well I got the news...instead of seeing the neurosurgeon they decided they rather do what they call a IME =independent medical evaluation which btw is no way independent.
Sometimes in your life you must make decisions based on what you believe is best...first off my health is much more important to me . I have health insurance good one too unfortunately since my neck is a work injury I am not allow to use it..so today since I see nothing but more and more delay I told my lawyer I'm done close it out do a full and final. I need to get better. So that's were I'm at. Yeah it may take sometime for it to be all said and done still...but its FREEDOM!!! Freedom to go to whoever I want to go to when I want to go to them..not having a wc insurance company telling you what you can and can not have so yes a large weight feels like it was just lifted off my chest....the end is near.