I am so fed up with dealing with this short-term disability process. I was admitted into the hospital May 12th, and had I known that I would have difficulties from my gall bladder surgery, I would have notifed everyone ahead of time, but it didn’t happen that way and I wasn’t aware of the full process. Now I am being penalized because of it. I was paid too much and have to pay back my work. State disability is now denying my claim because my employer “paid me in full.” On top of that, I might owe my disability management company money also. This is so frustrating.
Now I have to appeal it, and by the time I get this all straightened out, I’ll be out for an additional surgery. I almost don’t want to go ahead with it because I am afraid my pay will be all screwed up…again.
It’s a good thing I have a secondary income with my spouse or I would be in the welfare line.
Technically, I shouldn’t even be at work. I am not fully recovered. I am still in pain but I am grinning and bearing it because we need me to work.
I get to speak with an attorney today regarding my hospital and gall bladder ordeal because we possibly have a case. This is the first time I have ever pursued legal action. I should have – a few times in the past.
My husband is amazing. I am a ball of nerves and he says to relax and we will just work with what we have and move forward. I am so blessed to have met and married that man. He doesn’t even know how much I appreciate him.