Brent McGillis: May 21, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Just another day in da' hood

Well the day before yesterday I called my Supervisor for my Social Services worker. She sounded genuinely insincere and completely disinterested in helping me avoid homelessness. I told her that this would be the second time in 7 months that I was going to end up homeless. I described what the events were leading up to this current crisis, mainly insuring my car. Since I desperately need my car to make doctors appointments which are frequent now. To get to my diagnostic test appointments, and to deliver my documentation legal and medical.
Since my last MRI took 2 months to be approved by Colleen Bamford, who is my Claims manager @ the "NO CHANCY" compensation board.
This is not really a surprise coming from a women who's first instinct towards a seriously injured client crying "OW" is to cut him off of benefits and "STARVE" him back to his old work.
You don't need a university education to postulate the idea that a person with a broken back in going to encounter a great many obstacles to his recovery. And when that person cries out in pain, it might be a good idea to order further investigative tests in order to determine the origin of this pain. I would think investigating a client's source of pain would be an incumbent action after being injured in the course of his physiotherapy. I was doing so well up until the time that naive Physiotherapists thought it would be a good idea to give deep back massage to a seriously injured client. I wonder at the wisdom of REMED as a capable deliverer medical services. Why would a physiotherapy clinic try deep back massage on a patient who recently had back surgery? Without proper imaging as a benchmark, to insulate themselves from litigation? Only in "CheapBerta" would anyone attempt such a reckless approach to rehabilitation.
My physical mobility has been steadily going down hill for sometime now over this last winter. My ability to participate in just about any activity has been extremely limited over the winter by increasing complications in my medical condition (broken back).
I also managed to go over and visit the office of my MLA, who is Tony Vandermeer. I spoke with his very sincere assistant Brenda I believe it is. She told me not to get my hopes up, but that their government liason would contact WCB and see what the heck is going on. I am crossing my fingers for that little ray of hope.
Sheila Townsend phoned me last night and told me of a homeless thing going on down at the Shaw Conference Center on May 24th, 2009.