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dubjean
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   Posted 6/28/2006 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
  My rheumy finally filled out all the forms I need for a medical leave of absence from work and short term disability!!  YAY!!  She did screw up filling out the forms... she stated I can return to work on July 2...I figured I must be cured...lol.  I know she was trying to state that I can work somewhere (don't know where yet) as of July 2 but my current employer and my short term disability could care less about that.  Straightened out the blunder so hopefully everything else will go OK!  What a relief  to have part one of my out of work situation taken care of, now just need to worry about getting approval for both these things, then the stress can alleviate while I find a job for a person with bad hands and knees...lol!!   Thanks to those that helped get me through that part of anger and depression.     Wendy

elcamino
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Total Posts : 1744
   Posted 6/29/2006 4:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations!  I hope your leave of absence from your job proves to be beneficial for your job hunt!

Elcamino


Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: Early Lupus/MCTD
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan


missie1227
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   Posted 7/4/2006 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
good -better keep that doctor
if you change docs now you'd be in trouble
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. on SSDI after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, IBS ( C & D). norco, xanax, predisone shots. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!


Ducky
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   Posted 7/4/2006 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Woo-hoo! Keep us posted!
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea


dubjean
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 7/5/2006 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Just got notified that my Medical Leave of Absence was approved! Yay! That means my medical insurance if covered for 3 months. Should hear about Short Term Disability within 10 days.
Missie - why not change doctors now? I was given a good recommendation for one. If I'm going to switch aren't I better off doing it before I apply for SSDI in a few years? Right now I'm not qualified to work my current job so should get short term disability, but also not able to apply for SSDI.
BTW - a great bunch of co-workers I had...they had a party for me, about 30+ people showed up and 20+ gifts. I had told them that I didn't want a party (I was afraid I'd cry), and then told everyone not to bring anything because just seeing them was enough. What a shock!! Now I only need to write a ton of thank you cards....told them not to expect them real quick! Thanks everyone...Wendy

yalinda
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   Posted 7/5/2006 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
wow! great news......yalinda

Ducky
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Total Posts : 3199
   Posted 7/6/2006 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Very cool! That's great!
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea


dubjean
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 7/7/2006 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's a continuation on my dumb doctor....My short term disability company called today and said my rheumy refused to give them medical information over the phone saying I didn't authorize them to release it.  I had her sign some forms for this company already!  Now they need to send her more forms to fill out!!  If she had taken the couple of minutes on the phone then she wouldn't need to fill out another 2 pages of forms..... oh well, at least my disability company is on top of this.     Wendy

Ducky
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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 3199
   Posted 7/9/2006 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow... keep us posted... you're right at least someone is doing what they are supposed to be doing! Good luck!
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea

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