Sloggin’ It

It was sloooow getting going for me today. I pushed my stubbornness one day too far, and not having my meds in my system (in the correct amount and combination) resulted in me feeling like shit all night, netting a whopping three hours of sleep, followed by feeling like ass all morning – while trying to work up the “oomph” to head in to the pharmacy to begrudgingly pay for the rest of my workers comp prescriptions myself. πŸ˜πŸ˜‘

The “I don’t have my meds, so I feel like ass, and since I feel like ass, I’m struggling to go get my meds” Paradox. 😏

I really thought that WC would approve payment for at least one of my prescriptions this month, just so it wouldn’t look like they were totally trying to bend me over… but nope. πŸ˜’ Every single one of them was out-of-pocket again this month. I’ve gotta believe that they wouldn’t just stick it to me without having their ass covered though, so I bet I’ll learn in the next few days why things have changed so drastically, and why I might just have to deal with it for now.

I did get to speak with someone at my lawyer’s office though, and was able to schedule a meeting with my lead attorney at the start of next week. πŸ€“πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό It’ll be an anxious few days wait, because the way things are now… it’s worse than when I had to fight at the IC hearings, because at least then I was winning. 😣😟 I’m afraid that I’m just going to hear an explanation of why this is happening, versus a solution that will change it.

Meh… gotta try to stay optimistic, I know. *deep sigh* It’s been a couple hours now, and I’m still waiting for the meds to kick in. It’ll take a bit longer since I had to go without, so this afternoon will be a grumpy one – as my shoulder feels more irritated and my stomach continues to act funny. 🀒😞 I’m sure that once I’m feeling better I won’t be nearly as pessimistic as I’m probably being right now. My team has never steered me wrong before, so I’m sure (well, pretty sure) that this time won’t be any different. πŸ™‚

Okay… gonna try to remain chill, take care of my shoulder, and keep the day from turning to shit. πŸ˜πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Better Than A Telemarketer

Heh… should have seen that one coming… the moment I wake up, my phone rings. 😱 Almost like my subconscious knew that a call was coming. πŸ§™πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ It was the fella that will be doing the litigation for my court case here soon, responding to the e-mail that I sent him late last night. It was a great conversation though, and he filled me in on all of the stuff that’s been going on lately, along with what his plans are for the upcoming appearance. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ« I can tell he’s a smart guy, and he didn’t dumb things down for me, which I appreciated. (It’s nice to have a conversation about something of importance with someone who absolutely knows what the hell they’re talking about. πŸ˜…)

He also blessed me with the knowledge that I don’t actually have to attend. Almost like I assumed, if I were to go I would end up just having to sit there and listen, which I don’t totally object to – but I’d rather let them do their thing and not put myself through the stress and probable pain of driving up to Columbus in shit traffic and snow, possibly still feeling side effects from the steroid injection two days prior, and then sitting there on my hands for 15 minutes while they bust through their arguments. πŸ˜’ Even just writing about this stokes my stress, which then stokes my pain.

Oh, I think that was the only surprising thing that he told me… the very limited amount of time that each side has to present their argument. 😯 The magistrate will already have all of the paperwork that he really needs regarding my claim though, so oral arguments basically just act as salt and pepper on the main dish. But man, sometimes just the right amount of salt can make bland mashed potatoes taste awesome. 🀀 So, as usual, I’m cautiously optimistic. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ He explained in detail the angle that he’ll be going with, and it does sound pretty solid.

Like I was thinking though, the ruling on this case will most likely set a precedent that many, many more cases will eventually rely upon in the future. 😬 I know that it honestly has nothing to do with me personally, but I’m still sitting here hoping that my case doesn’t end up being the one that causes problems for other injured people like me who will come along in the future. πŸ˜” Oh and get this, if the magistrate finds in my favorΒ – my former employer can still elevate this one more time, this time to the Supreme Court of Ohio. πŸ˜§πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš–οΈπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€βš–οΈπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€βš–οΈπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€βš–οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš–οΈπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€βš–οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš–οΈ Just typing that sentence seems nuts. That court does have the option of telling them to just piss off though, so I guess there’s that. 😏

This was probably the easiest that I’ve transitioned into “handling unexpected phone call when you can’t even do phone calls” though. πŸ˜₯ Smart attorney who is also personable and is able to relate legal information to shlubs like me… that definitely helped. But between getting my brain topped up again and knowing that I don’t have to physically be in the courthouse for the process this time… that’s a call that I’m glad to have answered.