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Putting it out there-Help needed [Jun. 15th, 2008|10:55 pm]
Lanette
I need to borrow a recliner chair for 2 weeks. It can be ugly as sin. I need a recliner to sleep in after my surgery.

I also could use to talk to anyone who's used short term disability insurance. I'm soon going to need it.

I'm home and in raging pain. Today was a 9 and I am having trouble just walking and usually I'm so flexible I can touch my foot to my forehead. Today I can't even raise it 1/3rd that high. Ok well, I'm home and off to bed.
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[User Picture]From: omcintyre
2008-06-16 06:19 am (UTC)
I have a recliner.. but I'm in LA. So, that's not going to work, unfortunately.

BUT - in case you're unable to find anymore to loan you a recliner, you can rent a recliner that will help you stand up from a DME (durable medical equipment) company, and you may be able to get your insurance to pay for it. Let me know if you need help finding somewhere near you that has them. Also, Rent-A-Center will rent recliners by the month (not sure about by the week).

Sorry about your pain level.. I hope you feel much better very soon.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-16 08:02 am (UTC)
That sounds cool. I'm afraid if I rent one the cats will scratch it. Maybe a cheap one from Craig's List is the way to go? It has to be comfortable enough to sleep in, but not last forever. I could buy one that doesn't look terrible and eventually put it up in our bedroom. That would be cool. Hey, I'm broke, but my credit card could take it. :)
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[User Picture]From: thesugarmonster
2008-06-16 06:53 am (UTC)
I can't help with the first part. But I've been on disability for the last year. It was pretty painless and easy. I just found the application online, printed them out, filled them in, had my doctor sign them and mailed them in. I was approved immediately and haven't had any problem since.

I don't know if I can help in any way but I can try!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-16 08:03 am (UTC)
I'm thinking about my short term disability insurance, not full time disability. Because my surgery is medically needed and I'm out for more than a week I think my short term disability insurance should cover it.
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[User Picture]From: thesugarmonster
2008-06-16 08:14 am (UTC)
That's a really good idea. It only really becomes difficult when you want to do long-term. As long as it's short-term it should be super quick and easy for you. I'd probably fill it out and have it signed and turned in soon because it does take a little time to kick in. Not as long as I imagined though!
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-06-16 01:09 pm (UTC)
I've used short term disability insurance. I used it after my RNY. I would suggest getting the paperwork in as soon as possible, as it can take awhile to get the first check. Most of them only send it out on one or two set days a month. If I would have known at the time, I would have gotten it going a month before I had surgery. I didn't get the money until *after* I went back to work. :-/
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-16 04:26 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe I'll just use my PTO hours so it isn't as complicated, but it's better long term if I can use the short term disability. I'll check into it today.
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[User Picture]From: omcintyre
2008-06-16 05:59 pm (UTC)
You may want to talk to your HR person. When I went out for surgery working at Intuit in 2004 I had to use all of my sick time, then my vacation time before I qualified for the short term disability. Each state is different, and most large tech firms have their own short term disability insurance which is managed in-house before state disability will kick in. Hopefully your HR person can help you get things straight and figure out how to work things out in the best way for you.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-20 09:43 pm (UTC)
I feel bad for you for how you were treated at Intuit. The guy I want to work for was from Intuit and his name is Jim S. Do you know him? He's really sweet, not thin, and not a shallow jerk at all. Maybe that's why he left Intuit. Hopefully their culture has changed and improved since you left.
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[User Picture]From: omcintyre
2008-06-20 11:16 pm (UTC)
Intuit as a whole isn't bad, it was my division that was the problem. I worked for a company that was purchased by Intuit and we were given lots of promises about how Intuit would take over and the Intuit culture would be mirrored there. It never happened. Joe Kaplan, who was the primary owner of the company before Intuit took over remained in control and it was the same ol' same ol'. Wages were discraceful and there was a lot of sexual harrassment and bias against women, people of color and gays. I took the issues to the head of HR for Intuit when the "raise" that I had been promised for 2 years to bring my salary up to industry standards turned into a $0.53/hr raise bringing my salary to a whopping $34,860 a year.. for a senior software developer and analyst.

Intuit is a good place to work for, just not the division I worked for, and if I was offered another job in a different division, or even a different office, I'd still consider it. The benefits were awesome despite their exclusion of anything related to obesity or morbid obesity.

Did you get answers to your question(s) about STD?
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[User Picture]From: divarenee
2008-06-18 11:16 pm (UTC)
I have a chair, the Perfect Chair, in fact, that you may actually have. But you might not want it. Our cat Jones nailed it a number of times when he was having the peeing in the house issue, and no matter how much Anti-Icky-Poo I've used on it, my husband can't quite get the association out of his head and does not want to use it anymore. We're planning to get rid of it when we shuffle furniture around for the remodel next month and I'd love for it to go to a good cause, even if you only use it for a few weeks and then ditch it by the side of the road.

Let me know.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-20 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It turns out that my Mom secured me a free recliner from a friend of hers who wants to get rid of it, and it's right in her neighborhood, so considering the price of gas I decided to go with free and close! Thank you for the offer though.
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