Well, I saw the Doctor and you can really tell he works for the insurance company, he was very hateful and ugly to me, My husband got really angry at him. He says the x-rays show that I have advanced arthritis, very advanced. He said that he wanted to get an MRI, but would have to get it approved first, that his office would call me. And I have heard nothing. He wrote an excuse for work stating that I could return to work, no stairs, no prolonged walking or standing, seditary work only. My husband askedhim, "but she can't even walk 10 feet, how will she get from the car to work?" And the Doctor said that wasn't his problem. And then my husband said, "But she can't sit over 10 minutes without having to get up for the pain, how can she sit all day at work? "And the Doctor said," Well, she'll be sitting when the pain hits, so it's not like she'll fall or anything." I had to hold my husband back, I thought he wa going to hit the guy. I am continuing to be in pain. That Doctor said, So you hurt a little before you fell, and now you hurt more. So what, you can't expect workman' s comp to pay for that. I told him, while I may have hurt some before I fell, I was able to work. Now I could not because of the pain. He said he had to go by my xrays, he had to be objective, my pain was subjective and he could not consider that. I am not tring to pull anything off on anyone. He acted like I was putting on. I'm not. I actually liked that job , they were going to extend me and I was going to be there until september. Now everything is gone. They cancelled my contract and the extention. I have lost my signon bonus of 2000 because I could not finish my contract. Worse yet, my hip is so bad that if it isn't fixed, I can't ever work as a Nurse because no one will clear me to work. No one is going to hire me now. I am ruined. I am so afraid. I have no money, no way to work. The Doctor said I needed to have the hip replaced as it is. I have bone spurs and cysts and the joint is destroyed. I couldn't pass a physical now if I tried to and I couldn't perform the nursing duties anyway if I did. And now it will be a pre-existing condition and I wouldn't be able to get it fixed if I could get a job and figure out a way to work. I am so scared and worried,I can't even sleep anymore. If you have any ideas, let me know. I don't know when or if they will start sending me checksfrom Workman's comp.. Even the Lawyer is unhappy with them and the Doctor. He can't believe the way I am being treated. Neither can I.