Fired from work, can't find help.
Hello everyone, first time poster on the site.
About 2 months ago I hurt myself improperly lifting weights at work, I reported it right away and I'm on workmans compensation. I was seeing a doctor who tried physical therapy and a bunch of ibuprofen variants to try to make it go away however only made it worse (lowering my work restrictions at the same time). Finally, they transfered me to a new doctor, however right before I went to this doctor (an orthopedic physiatrist I think is his official profession) they sent me a letter saying they're denying my claim. Thinking "oh god, I'm gonna have to pay for this appointment if I go" I canceled this appointment and it took me two weeks to get in contact with the workers compensation insurance people for them to tell me that I was still being covered and the letter I recieved was telling me that they CAN deny it.
Sorry it's so long, please bear with me.
So, I schedule a new appointment for a good 3-4 weeks after that and my back pain is steadily getting worse, I was having to leave early (which each time counts as an inexcused absence) and finally just stop going to work, calling out, because I can call out 3 nights in a row with it being only 1 inexcused absence. Finally the doctors appointment comes around, and he throws in the restriction that I can only work half a night, which means I can go back and make money without having to worried about being fired. I have them fax it and the next day, before I go into work, they call and terminate me.
*huff huff* Gotta catch my breath.
The doctor scheduled an MRI, and i have the results but won't be able to turn them in until the 12th for the orthopedic to look at. I have no job, workers compensation is saying it's an unemployment issue, while unemployment is saying it's a workmans compensation issue and I'm going to lose power if I don't get paid soon.
I'm stuck and don't know what to do, I'm trying to find a local job on the bus route that doesn't involve too much standing and absolutely no bending or lifting. But I'm sure if you're reading this, you probably know how hard that is, escpecially in this economy.
Please, can anyone provide any help whatsoever? Advice on a medication that might work for the pain would be great, something I can suggest to my doctor because they keep giving me different types of NSAIDS which aren't working at all. I may have stressed my personal life a lot in this, however I'm in constant pain now on a average scale of 5. My knee's buckle under me when I walk for more than 10 minutes and it's keeping me up all night. Ice doesn't even numb it anymore.
Once again, thank you for reading, any help would be great.