Good morning everyone!
I had a real up and down day yesterday so didn't post anything, but it's official...my long term disability claim thru my employer has been accepted. They are backdating payment to Feb. 8th, which was the last day of my short term disability...I've been without any income since then, so that was a bonus I wasn't expecting.
I've been asked to provide a follow up to them in May, to let them know if I've received an appointment date for the Orthopedic surgeon regarding my right hip and the problems that were found there in my MRI, but other than that, I don't need to check in with them every month, etc.
I will now be receiving $2450 every month, and my benefit plan for prescript
ions, dental, medical, etc. has gone up to the Gold level (better coverage) and my employer takes over paying all the premiums for me...nothing comes out of my pocket now. I only pay 10% of my drug costs now, which is great...I'm on several expensive meds, so it all helps.
I had some emotional issues with this yesterday...accepting that I need to be on long term disability, but I know it's the right thing to do. I slept 4 times yesterday, just from being exhausted and sore. I have been feeling better with the drug regime I'm on, so I think we've found the right dosages, but it's certainly not a cure.
At any rate, everything is set now financially, so one less thing to worry about
. Now I can focus on various other things to help myself, like exercising, walking and stretches .
In other news, my mother in law has been staying with us for a short period of time and she's heading back to Ontario soon. I've really enjoyed her company, and I'll be sad when she goes. We've done some shopping and just general browsing and we've talked and talked I get along with her so well and I really love her, so I've sure enjoyed these last few days.
That's it from me...I hope everyone is doing well and experiencing some relief. Happy Spring to everyone!!
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D and Multi-Vitamin daily