Returned to work from ankle surgery now dealing w/ chronic pain

Discussion in 'Health and Medical Topics' started by clutch41, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. clutch41

    clutch41 New Member

    I will preface this by saying that I'm a Reg Temp PT driver with 3+ years of driving.

    I suffered an injury back in January where I fell off the back of the package car (while using 3 points of contact) and tore 2 tendons in my right ankle. I had significant surgery to repair my ankle and I finally returned to work around the 2nd week of July. I was told by my surgeon that my ankle would never quite be the same and with the work that I do it will take quite a toll on my ankle.

    Every day since my return I deal with horrible pain and swelling in my ankle. I've been keeping my supervisors aware of what I'm dealing with and shocker they really don't care. Well today I was walking off a stop and it just hit me and my ankle just gave out on me. I had to be pulled off road and I'm seeing my surgeon again on Tuesday to see what my options are.

    I guess I'm coming here to see what advice anyone has for me and what my best options may be for handling this situation.

    Thanks
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Ask your surgeon to perform an MMI to determine your disability status.
     
  3. clutch41

    clutch41 New Member

    If the MMI comes back as me not being able to perform the duties of my job what are the most common things that UPS does for an employee?
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They are supposed to try to find you a job that you can perform given your restrictions. The term is ADA.
     
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Were you on comp?
     
  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Get a Lawyer
     
  7. clutch41

    clutch41 New Member

    I was on workers comp from the time of the injury up until I returned to work. I have spoken with an attorney and I'm scheduled to meet with them after my doctors appt on Tuesday.
     
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    There is a chance you could be offered a buy-out or even retraining. I saw it happen a couple times.

    However, with only three years in, good luck.
     
  9. clutch41

    clutch41 New Member

    Thanks its an unfortunate situation. It just has be concerned because at only 29 years old and having to deal with this sort of injury with a career like this is really nerve wracking for me.
     
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's threads like this thee stupid runners need to read. UPS chews people up and spits them out. Good luck.
     
  11. clutch41

    clutch41 New Member

    Thanks everyone for the input I've received so far. I'll be sure to post updates on the situation as it unfolds.
     
  12. ashleysummer

    ashleysummer New Member

    Ask your doctor to prescribe you some pain relief pills. I personally used to put myself on Diclofenac , cause severe back pain kept me awake all night long.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Self medicating is always the best option. :(
     
  14. ashleysummer

    ashleysummer New Member

    Definitely not. Prior to taking any medicine, consult your doc, please.
     
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  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Mine keeps telling me to stop taking that stuff.
     
  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.


    Your 'stuff', or other kinds of 'stuff'?
     
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Stuff
     
  18. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.


    Ahh. That stuff.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's called sarcasm.