Saturday, June 16, 2012

My graduated return to Great West Life

I began my return to Great-West Life two weeks ago.
It's going surprisingly well.

Fatigue is a problem (this is extremely common for people recovering from brain injuries). I've been retraining for the group health and dental insurance call centre. That was my full time job at the time of the collision, and SGI has to try to return me to what I was doing at that time.
Originally, I handled health, drugs, dental and health care spending account inquiries.
We're starting with dental.

It seriously wrinkles my brain that I can somehow remember all of these dental service codes! I mean, not all of them, but, an incredible amount. There are women that go on maternity leave for a year and don't remember this stuff, but for some reason, me, with a severe brain injury who hasn't been at work for more than two and a half years, remembers.

How the . . . hell . . . ?
Why do I remember that 01202 is a recall exam?! And 11114 is four units (15 minutes)of scaling?!
I haven't thought about those dental procedure codes for a long time. Seriously. WTF.

Back to fatigue!
Right now, I'm working two hours in the mornings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I was supposed to move to four hours next week, but just the two hours knocks me out for the rest of the day.
Wow! Long naps!!
So, we're sticking to two hours for the next couple of weeks.

Great-West Life has been very gracious in my return. My Acquired Brain Injury rep, Dixon, says that they've been the most accommodating of all the companies he's worked with in returning the brain injured.
They have been stellar.