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Keep calm, because I am back

HELLO EVERYONE!

IM FINALLY BACK AFTER MONTHS AND MONTHS, OR WAS IT YEARS AND YEARS!?

I HAD A COUPLE OF LIFE CHANGES THAT TOOK UP MY TIME AND STRENGHT… AND WHICH CHALLENGED MY WILL TO LIVE, REALLY!

ONE BEING A DOWNHILL CHANGE IN MY INJURY, STARTING WITH A VILE INFECTION (SEPSIS) IN MY PROSTHETIC SHOULDER WHICH TOOK A VERY LONG TIME TO CONTROL WITH MANY HOSPITAL STAYS AND ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENTS, FOLLOWED BY ONGOING – DEBILITATING- DISLOCATIONS OF THAT PROSTHETIC IMPLANT – OUCH! LITTLE VERY UNHAPPY..

AND ANOTHER WAS A TERRIBLE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, WORSE THAN ANYTHING IMAGINABLE, WHICH I AM UNABLE TO SHARE AT THIS STAGE IN MY RECOVERY.

I AM RECOVERING BUT A DAY AT A TIME, AND WITH MANY SETBACKS STILL.

I dont know if I should feel sorry for not being around or feel proud that the blog is going great.

Greetings and thank you so much to everybody who has been here all this time

 

I HOPE I CAN MAKE THINGS RIGHT AGAIN WITH MY BELOVED BLOG FAMILY!

 

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Holy Schmoly- our site was hacked

As you may have gathered, our site was hacked last month and malware was found. The trouble started shortly after we received an email from a -clearly- very disgruntled IME, referring to his multiple negative reviews on our site’s “rate an IME / IME List“, and stating that we caused upset in those injured workers who were due for an IME assessment with this man. He demanded an apology and requested we delete the reviews pronto…or else… Coincidence? Maybe…

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aworkcovervictimsdiary-are we doing more harm than good to injured workers?

We refer to some (out of line) comment(s) made on P Sharman’s Tasmanian Insult and Injury site regarding aworkcovervictimsdiary (our site). According to some people, it has been put forward that our site causes more harm than good to injured workers, particularly flagging “a concern that our site spreads misinformation and conspiracy theories, (possibly) contributing to victim behaviour”. Others believe we provide useful and practical information to injured workers and help them navigate the workcover maze… My personal view is that we are filling a pretty dark hole.

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Exerpts from an injured worker’s diary

I found this exerpt from my diary in 2010. Just thought I would share it in the interests of helping develop an understanding of some of the realities of having a psychiatric injury and trying to negotiate the Workover that is dressed up as Workcover.
The entry was written when I was enduring months of further serious exacerbations of my injuries by the Workover’s failure to retrain me and assist me in returning to work. Since then I have become homeless, and I have re-experienced problems with both gambling addiction and nicotine addiction, both of which had been in abeyance for a number of years.
I’ve publicised it just as I found it, so please excuse the strong language, I did grow up on a farm. Oh, and the sudden stop, ‘cos that’s how it is when I’m “ooorrrfff” as my father says.

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IME Shrink threatens us with an unfounded defamation lawsuit

Dear Mr Lawyer -Thank you for your letter. If you were up to date with workcovervictimsdiary.com you would have had no need to threaten us with a “defamation” lawsuit as we already published our reply to your client misguided attempt to advise us, the administrators of workcovervictimsdiary.com of our rights at law.

This and what follows is the official reply we – the site’s administrators – sent to Mr Lawyer of the very retaliatory and well known victorian based bia*ed IME shrink…

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aworkcovervictimsdiary is getting under "their" skin!

You may have heard, through the grapevine (comment section), that workcovervictimsdiary.com was, again, threatened with a most unfounded and utterly pathetic lawsuit for “defamation” by an “independent doctor“, a psychiatrist no less! The most unfounded and intimidating “defamation” allegation referred to two anonymously posted comments by two injured workers-dating back almost one year ago!!! –  who had been, unfortunately, “assessed” by this IME psychiatrist and who did not even refer to this “doctor’s” full name, location nor identifiable features! The IME and his/her lawyer were not even capable of giving us an exact date of when the alleged “offensive” comments were published, and not even a link to these”offenses”.

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