Yes, I am aware of possibilities regarding my classes. We will probably be looking at getting some of our adjuncts to fill in.
I have about 10 weeks worth of sick days and I would probably go that way. Frankly, whether I get paid or not (I am 99% sure I would be getting paid and just using sick days) is just not important to me right now. Fortunately, we are in decent shape financially (at least right now).
The University keeps pushing the FMLA forms. As soon as I know what is going to happen, I'll have a better fix on my schedule. If I have surgery, I guess I'll fill out the form.
Frankly, this is strange. I missed 8 weeks about 12 years ago due to pneumonia followed by adult-onset mono. I missed 3 weeks in 1988 due to open hernia surgery. Other than that, I've probably missed an average of 1 day per year. I've never had to fill out any FMLA forms. I think this legislation was done under the Clinton administration.
63 years old
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%), this after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal.
History of BPH/prostatitis.
PCA-3 test: 75.9 (bad news, guaranteeing I have to do....):
Biopsy on 11/30/09
Biopsy Report—Prostate Cancer
5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 4+3. More specifically:
2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On the other side:
2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--
1 core 3+4 (30%)
no peri-neural invasion
prostate is 45 grams
Latest: Have set up an appointment at Umich with surgeon, radiation guy, general medical oncologist on Monday, 12/14. Trying to also set up appointment with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital. Looking at another reading of the slides.