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2 years 6 months ago #23753 by Ant
Ant replied the topic: R U OK Today?
Not easy news Wendles.
I think "bugger that for a joke" applies to 500km travel.. jeez!
I commiserate with you... wind fell out of my sails yesterday when reading a report that can be summarised as "should have home chores done for him and is likely to remain unemployed"... never mind that the help "reasonably required" is far in excess of any income I'm likely to earn in the near future... feels like I have the choice of losing independence and maybe finding part time work and being broke or having independence and still being broke...

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2 years 6 months ago #23755 by Wendles
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Hi Ant,
You think 500km is bad it is actually about 1000 kilometres i have to go to see specialist, get scans, MRI's, nerve blocks etc. so when I feel like crap and everything hurts i get on a plane and get myself to and from appointments. At least i am one of the lucky ones that flies down and doesnt have to go by bus.

sorry to hear about your summary, it is really hard when we loose jobs, independence and things we think are part of our identity but really we are still the same person, we just have to show who we are in a different way. The journey is still continuing just down a different path with many new and exciting things to be discovered. find the smile in your day and put your best foot forward (if you can, an arm will do ;) )

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2 years 6 months ago #23758 by illeatyu
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Hey Wendles,

Crank up the music and go to your happy place, it's on days like these when I read of so many of us suffering and no help to be found that I get frustrated with the hands that life has dealt us.

I would love to be able to help you, all of you but as I am only human all I can give is my support and understanding, as many of you have for me in past times, I know that we all hurt in our own ways and we all deal in our own ways, but we don't ever have to be or feel alone, even as far away as you are Wendles we are with you in spirit if nothing else.

I'm crying now and it's hard to type so I'll sign off, have a better day, find the smile.

Illeatyu

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2 years 6 months ago #23759 by Wendles
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Thank you illeatyu
it is why we come to this wonderful site to find unconditional support from people who get in who understand what it is like to have chronic pain.
so thank you all, those that reply but also those who just read you all help.
thanx

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2 years 6 months ago #23761 by Ant
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1000!!! It seems like it would be less drama for you and cheaper to have telemedicine services available... when I've been to specialists they hardly even actually do a physical exam. Maybe it's not necessary for some things but you gotta wonder. Apparently telemedicine works for physio so there sounds like it could be an option if such a hands-on profession can use it.

I appreciate your comments and especially the part about showing who we are in a different way... I'll put a limb in and out and shake it all about ;)

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2 years 6 months ago #23767 by jo.m
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Hey,
Although I don't claim to fully understand your situation Wendles I did have a similar situation myself this week hence why I've been a bit absent from the forum this week and why I'm pretty exhausted today!

I remain in the workers compensation system and as many of you know we all have to jump through the hoops, so I had to get an updated IME. The problem is that my claim is in NSW and I now live in QLD. So when they want me seen I have to travel to Sydney.

I do get flown down and stay overnight but it still remains a huge effort and not having my chair to sit in and to sleep in takes its toll :(

So not such a great day today but on a positive note I did get to have dinner with some friends whilst I was there so that did bring some well appreciated distractions :)

Stay strong folks :)

Jo

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