I injured myself at work (state school) shifting a desk a few years ago - a hernia popped out next to my navel. Went to the local doctor at the time and he said it was nothing to worry about and wouldn’t even give me a certificate for light duties for my other job at Bunnings (arsehole). Anyway after I left that job, which was a warzone, I actually had more time to think about things and it started to bother me, both physically and psychologically.
Anyway, I contacted workcover and they told me that since I hadn’t made a claim within six months of the injury I wasn’t covered. As part of my job now I spend a bit of time reading legislation, so after reading the applicable act I wrote to the regulator and pointed out that the act required Workcover to treat me fairly and that neither my employer nor workcover had informed me of the need to claim within six months I wasn’t treated fairly. The regulator agreed and Workcover is covering my treatment and time of work.
Went into the private hospital yesterday morning (first time in my life I’ve been admitted to hospital) and had the op around 11am. Woke up a few hours later totally spaced out in a fair bit of pain. Got discharged about 11 this morning and now at home, feeling rather uncomfortable. Been taking Targin, oxycodone and paracetamol regularly. Pain is mostly under control, but gets a bit very uncomfortable at times. Coughing needs to be avoided!
Not allowed to drive for at least a week, probably won’t be able to get on the bike for a month, luckily I had a good ride last Friday, the first time I’ve ridden off road since I hurt my knee in January. Also the first time I’ve gone offroad since I upgraded the suspension - new springs front and rear, added gold valves to the forks. Still a big heavy bike off road but at least it doesn’t bottom out all the time and actually handled some vicious whoa-boys really well.
Will keep myself busy by finally getting around to doing all the assignments for the cert IV WHS I started last year. Missed the last week of school and had a week of face to face and also managed to finish a few of the twenty odd assignments that are also required. Not sure if I’m making much sense as I still feel a bit foggy, butb this is the shed after all.