Hi I previously posted back in February that I was suffering with Golfers Elbow, I have been off work since then. I work in Retail and this is going to be a long story.
I had a steroid injection but this hasn't worked plus the pain inst just in the elbow, I also am suffering with hand pain. I pushed to be seen by a specialist so the doctor reluctantly sent me to a Rhumatologist. After explaining I have had Physio and steroid inj and this hasn't worked he then wanted to give the same treatment!
I looked at him in disbelief, he asked why I didn't look happy. He obviously hadn't listened to anything I said. So I refused this and he asked if it was due to the side effects😡
He performed a couple of further tests on me and said I could have Cervical Spondulosis, I need a scan and X-ray which the X-ray was performed on the day but waiting for a scan appointment. He wants to see me in two months.
I am really worried as my sick pay only pays for six months! I have pushed as much as I can but as the NHS is not the quickest, I don't know what happens next ?
I have spoken to work and one of my DM's didn't make me feel great as they are talking about Sickness Retirement, I have worked since I was 16 but have been with the company 15years. Since being diagnosed with Fibro my manager has been supportive of me but she herself is off sick which is why I had to speak to the DM. He said' my manager was doing me a favour letting me continue in the office but everyone has to be multi tasked. He understands that I can't be in the cold, I also suffer with back issues. Which is why he doesn't think I am able to continue working 😢
As I understand it until I am diagnosed I can't claim anything? I don't even know where to start, I've always known what I have coming in and the bills are paid before anything.
What if it's not what the doctors think but I still have the pain and can't lift ?
Scared is an understatement any advice would help!!