Sick and need to take off work

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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 2/17/2009 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
I haven't posted in a long time since I have been doing really well...until recently.  I started getting really tired about two weeks ago and it has accelerated almost daily.  I was put on a Meth pack last week which didn't seem to do anything.  Then over this past weekend I got worse and couldn't hardly walk (I am using a cane a lot now).  I went to Rheumie yesterday and she gave me a shot of steroids.  She told me that I will need to take time off from work so I can get through this.
I talked to my HR person today about FMLA, she suggested that I work 3 days a week for a while and see if that helps.  I am really fortunate because my work is really understanding, but I am really nervous about doing this because of the economy.  Does anyone have any experience with the FMLA and what might be the repercussions if I do fill out the paperwork and have it on file at work?

** MCTD,Fibromyalgia,Raynaud's June 2005
**Pulmonary stenosis, High blood pressure, IBS, degenerative disc disease, vertigo
**Meds:  Plaquenil, MTX, Lyrica, Folic Acid, Metoprolol, Lotrel, Vicodin
 "No matter what happens, God is in control.  He is God, I am not, what a relief!"

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   Posted 2/17/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
When I went into the hospital last month, my work made me fill out a FMLA. They told me when I filled it out that I could have up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave of absence and when I came back, I would have my job. That they could not fire me while I was gone...They told me that there would be no repercussions. Hope this helps. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and keep us updated!

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