Re: Work Accomodation Question..!
You are very fortunate to be able to take off for FMLA in increments like that. My office looked into it for someone else, and they were told, they can take up to 12 weeks at a time and in increments, but they cannot take hours here, or there. My office doesnt know about my MS, so I havent asked for myself.
You are entitled to any accomodation which your doctor says is necessary. For instance, if you have bathroom problems, moving your desk closer to the ladies room is an accomodation. If you have vision problems, wearing sunglasses, or even having a special screen cover to cut down on glare, is an accmodation. If you need a wheelchair ramp, special chair or keyboard, this is all approved; however the key to it is youl need your doctor to write you a letter for this, which you will have to show your boss and hopefully it will be approved without having to go further. IT really depends on how much the company has to do to accomodate you- how easily they will try. A couch, might be over the top, however if they have a break room or a quiet room, some companies are adding those now for yoga, meditation or even prayers- you could be entitled to using it at whim. You seem to have a good company, hows your boss? Is this something you can discuss with him/her?
Good luck to you, talk to your doctor and your HR person- they should be aware of what accomodations are reasonable and what they can do for you.