I've only posted here a few times...and my story is LONG...So, I'll try to make this a little shorter.
In May of 2009 I was diagnosed with Moderate cervical disc disease. I have 2 herniated discs and three buldging discs in my neck. I was put on disability. Ive been seeing a chiropractor since September 09. I've had 4 injections and an ablation since June 09 and an EMG just this month. I have an appointment with my neurosurgeon this week to discuss surgery options.
On Jan.11,2010 I went back to work, I'm a preschool teacher. The dr.s(Chiropractor and Physiotrist)both said I would be ok going back to work...it all depends on how much pain I could take. At that point I either had to go back to work or get fired because I have exhausted all of my leave time.
So, I started back to work. My preschool transferrd me out of the center where I had been for almost 4 years and put me in a differant center. The classroom had been run by two teacher assistants and an aide...not a "Lead Teacher". The poor classroom was a discusting mess, and nothing you could call "An award winning preschool" classroom. The first week was ok. The second week the migraines started. I had five in one week. One of them kept me in bed all day (thank god it was a sunday). The headaches keep coming and I'm loosing control of them. I was in the hospital this past Monday night with one, then Thursday night and all day friday I had one. It's like it's constant now...I always feel it there now, just hanging out in my neck as I pray it doesn't crawl up the back of my head. My Director (the boss) has been on my case because Im not working fast enough to get the classroom in "Tip Top Shape". She even had her boss come and lecture me...I reminded them that all of this work should have been done in September when school started.(They have checklists and evaluations that they are supposed to complete...So my "ST"upidvisor wasn't doing her job to make sure the "compitent" people in the classroom were doing their jobs.)
My chiropractor wants me to go back on disability. My physiotrist(spine dr)office hasn't returned any of my calls and my appt isnt till the middle of march. My family doc(New doc to me) just started me on Nuerontin and gave me more pain meds...She has me getting a bunch of blood work done, wants me to see a differant Physiotrist and see a rheumalologist. I'm totally at my wits end...
When I tell my employer I have to go back out on disability I'm going to get fired. I will have to pay for cobra insurance in order to get my disability benefits...and of course My household will be broke...again.
Sorry for the long rant...Here's my questions...
1. Medicine....Can I take Soma Percocet and Neurontin together?
2. Does this become a workmans comp case now that work has make me worse? The headaches Never got this bad before I went back to work..
3. Should I apply for social security at this point?
4. Does anyone know about the cost of cobra?
Thanks in advance for your help...