I was actually able to speak to a WC (Workers' Comp) Advocate today, to my great surprise. OMG, a govt. agency is working like it's supposed to!
He was very helpful. The Claims Company probably will NOT reimburse me for the medical bills incurred from my regular Dr.
However, they (WC) MUST pay me "Lost Time" for this incident, because my employer will not allow me to return to work.
Also, WC has 14 days to deny my claim, which has already passed. Any further days missed in the following 12 months must be paid, unless a Dr. states is writing that this illness it not related to the initial claim.
This illness, involving the very same lesions, is clearly related... thus my already-incurred Dr. visits will be covered by the lost time thingie.
I left a message with my adjuster (Claims Co) early today and didn't hear back from her, so it helped me a lot to talk to the Advocate.
I'll probably have to return to the initial (WC) clinic to see Dr. Stoat, which is fine with me.
I may have MRSA. As the Advocate pointed out, my injection of Rocephin is used for MRSA. Plus Bactrim, which I'm on right now, is second only to IV Vancomycin (sp?) in effectiveness against MRSA.
MRSA, folks, is NOT a death sentence (a commonly held belief in the US). Read all about it (I sure have) on the Internet.
With NO fever or spreading redness, it's unlikely that my bloodstream is infected.