During the hearing each side has their turn to present their case. Employer went first. The doctor swears he will tell the TRUTH like in a courtroom. Then he reads his report and his interpretation of the facts and reiterates his diagnosis. He stated at the time I had FULL range mobility of my arm which is NOT TRUE. He rehashed the same lies during the hearing. Now why do this? I have my own idea.
They really grilled my neurologist. I was so tense but she answered their questions calmly. They questionned her diagnosis and twisted things around to make it look like she was unqualified to diagnose a depression! (because she is not a psychiatrist!!)
For me the day was pure misery and it's not over yet. Although my neurologist is not required to assist any more, they will be picking ME apart at one point. Since I am now in depression they will have me seen by their psychiatrist (here we go again)
What I know is that this whole business I'm having to deal with is the major factor of my depression. I've worked my axx off in this place. I've had to work EVERY WEEK-END for 11 years until I had enough seniority to have a full-time post. And the caregiving in a nursing home is very exhausting. Apart from the regular basic care to the residents I have to deal with aggressive, sometimes non cooperative persons and have the responsability of providing for their care and needs.
I cannot just quit my job because it doesn't suit me because I stroked and don't have the resilience to work as hard. Anyway, I'd rather not think about that outcome for now.