Saturday, May 26, 2007

They Shoot Pumpkins Don't They?

I should be a psychic! As predicted, Tuesday and Wednesday were enough to drive me to my grave but what I didn't bank on was coming down with a bad cold on Monday night :o( That was just the icing on the cake. Not only did I look bad and feel bad, but I also had a nasty mood to match. Luckily, thanks to modern medicine, I drugged myself up all week; enough to make this nightmare seem like it was going by a little quicker. I'm still miserable today but at least it's mostly the cold that I'm dealing with now.

The FAE didn't quite go as planned. It just proved that The Dog & Pony Show continues. What is with these people???? Their strict seven hour days were more like four and the girl doing my testing thought it was more important to share her trip to the Dominican with her co-workers than keep her eye on me. She told me right up front that she had my file but didn't read it ahead of time, so she had no idea what I had or why I was there. Good to know they were up to date on "all" of my medical conditions.

There is much, much, much more to this story but I have promised to keep things "brief" on my Blog ;o) I'm just sure this certain someone knows the force of the tidal wave that will happen if I really let loose. What angers me about this latest "hurdle" LTD has asked me to do is that I felt the person doing the testing was not doing it seriously or professionally. My financial, physical AND mental states are all hanging in the air and a lot of that power was put into her hands. Can you see why my faith in her was not very high? I'm only telling you a wee part of the story too.

So, I have written up what happened on both days and forwarded it to my lawyer. I want it all laid out on the table. I have done everything LTD has asked me to do. I have cooperated with everything that LTD has asked me to do. I have kept to the strict time frames that LTD has put me in. What have they done for me? I had to use one of my vacation days at work to take Wednesday off in order to do the FAE test, a test THEY required me to do. My time frames are to be respected, while LTD can come up with an answer whenever they feel it's convenient for them. I cannot take a leave of absence from work because LTD states that will VOID my appeal.

Enough said.


Karen said...

Oh Cathey I am sorry you are having to go through this, the person doing the testing should be sacked she should have read your file and be up to date on your health .

Faith Ann said...


Hope you're feeling better now that the weekend has finally arrived.

Mary Ann said...

((((HUGS)))) Cathey, I hope you are feeling a little bit better.

Itching To Stitch said...

I'm not sure all of what's going on with you, but I'll put you in my prayers ;)

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Cathey, it sounds like a run around and you're caught in the middle. Stay strong, don't let their incompetance beat you. Don't lower your high standards!

I hope your weekend is relaxing and you feel better!

Jenn said...

{{{{HHHUUUGGGSSSS}}}} I'm sorry for how things have been this past week for you Cathy.

Lori-Ann said...

I don't understand much, but I do understand you are stretched to your limit (or nearly).
In my prayers too!

Sharon said...

Cathy, I am so sorry to hear you have been sick, Hope you are feeling better by now.

As for the rest, I don't really know whats going on but it sounds like its not too good, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope that all turns out well for you.
Hugs, Sharon

Jamie said...

{{HUGS}} I hope by the time I've posted this you are feeling better. Being sick is just the pits. I hope everything else works itself out and that you are taken care of the way you are supposed to be. Good luck.