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Old 01-22-2005, 06:46 AM   #1
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12 weeks post fusion follow up

I am back from the doctor and had a good follow up. I'm fusing and that is a good thing. I will be going back to work on 2-7-05 part time, 4 hours a day. He told me that I was aloud to choose what I wanted to do with work.
I am starting PT next week. I can't wait for that. I am sooo ready to stretch.
Things seem to be doing well and I don't have much pain except for stiffness and soreness in my SI joints and sacrum. He said it is probably scar tissue and that when the muscles start getting stretched out, it should get better.

Anyone know anything about short term disability through work? I'm hoping that they will give me 20 hours of pain throught the insurance co. then I'll get my other 20 hours through working. I will have to ask about that Monday. Sure hope they will continue to pay me for part time.

But, that is the status.....Hope everyone is doing well!


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Old 01-22-2005, 08:23 AM   #2
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Re: 12 weeks post fusion follow up

That sounds really good.. It is good to hear when the outcomes are positive especially for the people who are facing future surgeries. Good luck at work.


Old 01-22-2005, 08:57 AM   #3
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Re: 12 weeks post fusion follow up

If I'm not mistaken, your disability claim will have to be re-evaluated. You would go from full short-term disability to partial short-term disability. I would ask your employer.

Old 01-22-2005, 12:24 PM   #4
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Re: 12 weeks post fusion follow up

So happy you had a great follow up! wonderful.
Okay, I have worked with disability many times.
Short term means just that-up to six months of disability-NO WORKING they don't pay you if you can work.
I just came off from short term disability and am now on Long term. You need to call and find out what exactly the terms are so you don't lose out on benefit income. If I go back to work part time, I lose my LTD. So, check on that. That is why I will NOT return to work until I know FOR SURE I can handle a eight hour shift, somewhere. BUt, all are different, so check into it before you go back.

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