Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Health Happenings..

Update: After I posted this earlier, we found out Doug has been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and had to go get a stat X-ray on his colon, more details will come from the doctor once it is read . We now need to change his diet and most likely go ahead and change all of ours, to gluten free. I know our grocery store carries gluten free items and am going to try and set up a tour to find all of the items that they have, so that I do not have to search when I go grocery shopping. We are asking for guidance from the Lord and we are glad we finally know for sure the self diagnosis we made earlier. It is a relief to know something for sure and how we can handle and take care of it now.

For those of you who know and those who do not, here is an update on Doug's back and shoulder. If you remember, back in January he fell at work and hurt his back and shoulder and getting hurt at work, well can be a hassle to say the least. Why? Well you have to deal with worker's compensation insurance and not your own health insurance, which would have solved everything by now. Back to treatment, at first they thought is was a pulled muscle and said it would heal on it's own, wrong. All the while, he has been hurting and nothing really being accomplished, let's just say when it comes to a company's insurance paying for something, they deny, deny and deny more until you take them to court. That's right court. So, finally a judge court ordered treatment for his back, in May, that's right nearly four months later, all the while he is at home hurting. He has a 3/4 inch tear in a ligament in his lower back, which will eventually heal on it's own, we hope. They tried physical therapy to help with the muscles around it but that just made it hurt worse. So now, this Tuesday, I will be taking him to the orthopedic specialist to get a shot in his back, right in the ligament to see if this helps. They have approved three shots, how kind of the insurance company. The lawyers will also be meeting on Tuesday to try and decide what they will do for his shoulder, a torn rotator cuff, that's right they are fighting against treating that as well and here we are six months later, with nothing accomplished. Doug is a trooper, he has been back to work under doctor's order for a month now, although he is hurting, he loves his job and his family and we truly appreciate him and love him very much. So, please keep him in your prayers and we hope that these treatments work and he stops hurting.

5 comments:

Peculiar Blogs said...

praying for you guys! Even though I don't usually comment, I am reading all your posts and praying for you guys continually!

Melinda said...

Good grief! Sounds like you have your hands full. Insurance companies are the worst and I am so sorry you, and of course Doug, are having to deal with all of that. My prayers will be with you guys as you hopefully get all of this worked out and get Dough feeling up to par again.

♥georgie♥ said...

I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers...

as for last night-all 3 beanies were home and accounted for...although we were out school clothes shopping but we never made it to utica square-
I hope you enjoyed the concert!

megan k said...

here is a blog and the lady does gluten free recipes

http://glutenfreekrums.blogspot.com

I don't know her, she's a friend of a friend

~Sandy~ said...

Just wanted you to know I'm praying for your family. It's bad enough getting hurt but then having to deal with insurance...grrrrr I'm sorry about that.