Hey everyone...I'm sort of freaking out and could use any suggestions or personal experience. I am very excited that I was called so early to be evaluated for this all encompassing outpatient Chronic Pain Rehabilitation program and my evaluation is next Friday ( I found out most people are on a waiting list for a while, but my doctor must have really talked them into seeing me right away). In any case, I just found out today that it's a 4-6 week program that is every day for around 7-8 hours for at least the first 4 weeks - then they may back you down to 3 or 2 days a week until you are released. I definitely dont have that much vacation time (our vacation/sick/bereavement is sort of all in one bucket here). So I'm really worried - I know we have short term disability but if it only ends up being 4 weeks, does short term disability usually work for that small of a period? I know I may have to take a week or so vacation first - I'm just worried about
how it will all work. Between my mortgage and my student loans, if they pay me any percentage less than what I'm making now I can't cover my bills. There may be a way to get my student loans deferred, but I don't know if all of them will work - especially the big chunk of private ones...
I really really need to do this program, but I'm freaking out about what this could do to me work-wise...I know I'm protected, but it's still scary. I also know that I'll be doing work here and there from home most likely - so does that play into the pay or affect the ST disability at all?
thanks to anyone who can provide any guidance...I'm sooo overwhelmed right now