You should get 60% of your regular schedule pay. I think my work said there was a 1 week wait period, and then it kicks in.
I've only been on my 8 week rest for 2 weeks, and I've been sleeping a lot too. I go to sleep around 2 AM, wake up at 10 to eat breakfast and take meds, and then go back to sleep until 1:30.
I haven't been able to do a whole lot because now I have tendonitis, but I do what I can around the house. I play loud music when I'm cleaning.
I also read a lot... I know you have a kitty that's gonna love your extra attention! Mine couldn't be happier haha. I've been making handmade cards for my grandma and for the people at work who have sent me cards. I've been considering doing some crafts that I could sell to make a little extra money to help with all the medical bills.
On the days I feel up to it, I try to work in a little exercise. It's really easy to get in the pattern of just laying in bed, so be sure to work your muscles a bit haha. I just do some lunges and squats now and then for my legs, and when my arms aren't hurting too bad I just dance around a little bit for fun. Do silly girl stuff! I've been painting my nails and giving myself pedicures.
Take the time to just relax! I thought I was going to hate not working, but it's really nice to take a break! Be a happy little bum for awhile. <3
P.S. I think you'd be good at writing poetry.