Hello everyone, I sure appreciate this incredible website. All of you
have helped me so much.
I have a very important question that I need help with please. I was
denied LTD with UNUM and am appealing with very good cause. Anyway,I
did have a bleeding gastric ulcer which was definitely "pre-existing"
BUT what they are trying to do is say that the ulcer symptoms and
abd.adhesion symptoms are the same. NO WAY. I did not have my surgery
until 7 months later and no pain after Ulcer was cured and I went back
to work for 4 months pain free.
Anyway, they state in the denial letter:
Upper left quadrant pain and tenderness, sharp pain, aggravated by
motion and positions are the predominant symtpoms of adhesions.
I am at a loss of how to precisely define the difference between the
bleeding peptic ulcer pain and the adhesions pain. I DID NOT HAVE
ADHESION PAIN THEN AT ALL.
My pain with the ulcer was very severe. Upper left quadrant pain,
sharp, incredible low back pain, nausea, fever, painful to move in any
Can anyone help me define the difference between the two?
I appreciate it immensely. Thank you in advance.