[QUOTE=diva78]I'm so nervous right now...even though my appt isn't for a week. What should I expect for my first visit to the Orthopedic Surgeon to be like? I also wanted to find out what some of you were telling me about assistance from the state. If I have to end up getting surgery and I can't get my short term disability through work for over a month....is there something out there from the government that would help me out in the mean time? Where would I find that type of info out? Thank you for all of your knowledge....its comforting to have such great guidence from all of you out there that have "been there done this" before!!!! May god bless all of you today and help your pain ease away for an undertermined amount of time!
hi diva when u see orthopedic surgeon,ask him for a (vot) slip(verification of treatment) u need this to start paperwork for state disability,this will give you some supplemental income,until u can go to work again,as soon as u get it,turn it in to member services,i have kaiser permanente in california,it takes about 3weeks or 4 before u will get first check,its not alot but it sure helps,if you need more info,just ask,ill try to monitor next few days on here to help ya,hope this helps you,hang in there,its going to be ok