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Work is hard [Jul. 14th, 2008|03:00 pm]
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I mean, I have a desk job and I'm barely upright and I HATE my plastics doc for not refilling any meds. I still can't figure out how to use my short term disability insurance I pay for every month.


I'm freaking exhausted AND swollen inside the garment of doom. My doctor also doesn't believe in using ice even though it helps to pain because it "hinders healing". Well blow him. Tonight I'm taking an ice bath.

I can't figure out the forms to file for short term disability. My Windows machine won't reboot, I think the hard drive died. And to add to that my nerve pain is off the chart and I'm afraid to use a lidoderm patch because I"m not fully healed. Dammit.!

[User Picture]From: missusmoonlight
2008-07-14 11:06 pm (UTC)
Your HR representative should be able to help you with filing for STD. I was actually able to file online, but you can do it on the phone, too. They just need the dates you were hospitalized or out of work, your diagnosis and the name, address and phone number of your doctor. You will also need to sign a release so they can obtain information from your doctor. Then they'll need the date you were released to go back to work. That's about it. The doctor's office handles the forms for you.

Good luck. You're looking totally awesome, by the way!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-15 04:18 pm (UTC)
I emailed HR, but no response yet. I hope today.

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[User Picture]From: anomalous_girl
2008-07-15 01:06 am (UTC)
Wow, that does sound like a really rough day, I am really sorry about that. I thought last week they said they would refill it with no problem, what happened? What did I miss? Did they change their mind or something?

I am sorry you have it so rough. Short term disability ended up being so confusing that I didn't end up taking it, I just ate it and figured whatever...
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-15 04:16 pm (UTC)
They did this weird crap where they refilled it once then said no more. I guess I'll find out today.
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From: x_whitney_x
2008-07-15 01:35 am (UTC)
I don't understand how in the hell he can justify not refilling your pain meds! That's crazy!

Hope ya feel better soon.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-15 03:43 am (UTC)
He feels I'm healed enough to manage the pain without any.
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[User Picture]From: nolavampiregal
2008-07-15 04:15 pm (UTC)
So what are you using for pain currently sans prescription pain meds?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-15 04:17 pm (UTC)
I'm taking my normal prescriptions and trying not to freak out (laying low). I woke up at 4am unable to get back to sleep in pain.

So I guess "white knuckling" is the answer.
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