I had a meeting with the Labor and Welfare office (NAV) yesterday, to discuss my situation with Osteoarthritis and other chronic pain and where we’re going from here. It was really uneventful. My caseworker just said they’re going to extend the previous plan of action since I’m still waiting for the surgery on my right shoulder. She did want a new report from my primary physician, just so everything’s up to date.
I’ve had no problems with the L&W office so far, which is rare. There are lots of people having to fight them for years to get what they’re entitled to. If you haven’t been following this blog for a while, you might not know why I have to be in touch with them; it’s because I’m off work for disability. I haven’t gotten final disability pay, though, I’m on another kind of pay because my treatment of the condition isn’t finished.
The second surgery is planned for Autumn 2013. The Orthopedic surgeon told me to call him in August, and he’d put me on the list. My primary physician doesn’t think I will be able to work a regular job anymore, so I’ll probably end up on permanent disability unless the L&W finds something extremely flexible and creative. Because of all this, and because I’ve been out sick for a total of two years, I am getting fired from my job. Don’t worry, I’m not upset about it. They’re starting the process in June, so I’ll probably be without a job by early 2014.
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Best of luck Linda. I know you are strong and that a path to success will open up for you exactly when the time is right.
Thanks Cena 🙂
So good to hear you’re in good spirits about it all. Take care, Beth!
I’m just built that way 🙂 Thanks
I hope all goes well for you. I think that often, we are derailed just so we find the right tracks. Thanks for visiting my blog.
That’s probably true 🙂 I wouldn’t have found the core of my business as fast if I was working. Thanks for visiting mine.
I haven’t followed all of your blog, so forgive me if I am not as informed, but it seems like you are branching out on your own with this blog and things you are doing now. Although I offer my sympathy to you after losing your job, I think it will be a good opportunity for you to lean into your challenges and find your success here.
Best of Luck!
I see this as a way out of that job; Computer support was draining and frustrating. I hope to be able to live off my business someday. This blog has been around, in one form or another, since 2003. I’m attempting to make it, and my site even better. Thanks for the comment Becky 🙂
Linda, you will work your way through this; its more the time it all takes than the process itself. I don’t know what you have to do to qualify for disability where you live, but its designed to catch out the people who fake bad backs, which is why genuinely disabled people sometimes have a very hard time convincing the authorities how disabled they really are.
As Cena said, once its sorted, its actually strangely liberating and opportunities that you could not imagine do open up.You become free to contribute to life in a meaningful way again, just not in an orthodox 9 to 5 way.
Enjoy your holding pattern while it lasts! You may not have this luxury for a while once life shows you what you are going to do!
Thanks 🙂 I’m just so bloody impatient I want it over and done with 😀
Hmmm, I can’t help thinking that there must be something else for you in this phase, that you haven’t picked up on or seen yet. Just a feeling!
In any case, it’s good to know you’re looked after financially for the time being. That’s worth a lot 🙂
I’ll just have to wait and see 🙂 It is important to have an income, and I’m glad I live where I can get one.