by, 06-26-2009 at 02:32 PM (599 Views)
Well, the "Independent Examiner" the state had me see wrote something in his report (which concluded that I was permanently disabled and nothing more could be done) that any further efforts would only be "palliative." Somehow I missed that the first tiem through the paperwork a couple of months ago, probably because I was so upset by his assertion that there was likely a substantial history of previous injury to my ankle/foot and I had not provided any proof that this was not so (hmmm, prove that somethign never happened). I was rereading this today as I prepare to see a specialist next week (on my personal insurance's dime, not the state) and he wrote in there this palliative statement.
Note: For those not familiar with the term it basically means care that alleviates symptoms, whether or not there is hope of a cure.
Thus, the non-stop pain I deal with every minute of every day is not worth dealing with in his opinion. I am quite eager to see the specialist, the fact that the state declared me "permanently disabled" without a consultation by an orthopedic specialist is disturbing to me and our daughter the lawyer is chomping at the bit to write them a letter. We are just hoping that this has not healed wrong over the 8 months since the accident.
NOt wanting to start a political thing here but, from my experience living in Canada for three years and now this, this is what one gets when the government manages your health care - care in which the focus is on budget, not healing.