Nov 14, 2012 - 1:18 pm
I am presently trying to work with my oncologist and my work company on a time BOTH can agree when I can go back to work. As of now, I am taking spinal shots (which is my last treatment circuit - PET was clear) until December that land me in the pain clinic at times.
Company policy is 26 weeks disability. HOWEVER, the first 12 weeks are paid FMLA and the finaly 14 weeks are paid short term disability. Have you ever heard of anyone getting through their cancer / lymphoma treatments in 12 weeks? I wasn't told FMLA was concurrent initially [and boy I asked everything prior to leave]. Is this normal policy?? This has stressed me out to no end, etc.
According to my company, I am due to come back to work NEXT WEEK. They are having a meeting today to decide if they will/can hold my job for me for another 2 wks. So I am put in the position or relying on the company's "goodwill".
Anyone else get stuck between a rock and a hard place in trying to come back to work?