Hi JoAnn, with my company I can be out for 5 days and file for short term disability, not sure how it is at other companies then if I go past 20 something weeks then it will turn into long term disability. Anyway, I am losing my job anyway, company is downsizing so I will probably just wait on my severance package (if I can hold on for a few more months). Either way I will be able to keep my health insurance, etc which is what we really need.
I hope your doctor has figured out a plan to get this (possible) flare under control. It's really a blessing that you can work from home. I may look into some type of work from home job. Take care and keep us posted on how you are doing.
Well, I'm not glad that you're losing your job, but it's good to hear that you'll be able to keep your health insurance. That's one of the issues I've been worried about
It IS a blessing that my bosses have agreed to let me work from home, at least part of the time. I would have been forced to file for disability if they had not.
I just this minute got back from seeing my rheumy and he's increased my prednisone from 7 mg to 10 mg. I know he's always reluctant to administer pred....he really hates the stuff.
I told him what my neurologist said about
the fibro causing my symptoms; he disagreed, saying that he thought it was caused by one or more of my many autoimmune diseases, probably the lupus. He seems to still believe that I have CNS lupus....well, I guess it should be called CNS "rhupus" because he says I have rhupus. He's glad that I'm seeing a new neurologist next week and wants the new doc to call him afterward, so they can talk about
things and how best to treat me.
He sounded very concerned and kind of chewed me out because I'm not emailing him often enough so that he knows how I'm doing....I have to keep him "in the loop". Wow, what a difference from my previous rheumy!!
I should give him the url of this website....he'd find out plenty here, LOL!!
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