Yey! That is good news!
I worked for a great company when I got fibro, but the only thing they did not have was long and short term disability. I had to live off of my savings and then apply for assistance through the county/State. It has not been easy, and if it wasn't for my family & friends helping me get through this financially I don't know where I would be. A-C-C-K-K-K!
I would apply for Soc. Sec. Disability now like Kelly said if you can. I now have a lawyer as I have been turned down twice. It is a long, drawn out process!
It does make a difference to have people that are helpful like your employer! They have a Soc. Sec. advocate through the county here that has been a godsend for me. They help you fill out all the paperwork and let you know what to expect and the next steps to be taken.
Wishing you much luck with all of this, and keep us posted-