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(11,754 posts)
Fri May 28, 2021, 06:39 PM May 2021

*UPDATE*: So, I asked for FMLA at work...

Again, thank you DU fam for reading my posts and all your input, advice, thoughts, and kindness.

I was going to ask for it this past Tuesday, but I was so stressed out I decided to move it up to past Monday to get it over with. I was shaking so badly. It went well. My doctor wanted me out asap, but I didn't want to do that to the scheduler lady, who just lost a baby and is very nice. So, we chose June 8th. Which is great because I miss Staff Day, too.

My boss accepted it and was great. I was pleasantly surprised. We did the paperwork yesterday. I will bring my doctor his part to fill out Tuesday. It is supposed to be for a month, but I think it will be longer. My doctor said to say a month at this point, since he is very concerned about me. But he is going to do what is best for me in any case.

I have no idea what is being thought of me, vis a vis the director, etc. I kinda don't care. My co-workers don't know, minus the scheduler lady, and I told her about my disability so she knew, and I am fine with her knowing. The others don't , and it is none of their business. I will tell the guy I supervise. I asked my boss about the evaluations, etc, and she made it sound like it would be okay, so I am going with that. I feel like I can finally breathe a bit. There may be bumps in the road I don't know about, but I don't want to think of them. I just see a path out for a while. Taking a few days off and going to the mountains. It's been two years since I was on a vacation. I miss a lot of time at work due to stress.

Some asked me to keep them up to speed on what happened, so here I am. Feeling a bit hopeful!

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*UPDATE*: So, I asked for FMLA at work... (Original Post) XanaDUer2 May 2021 OP
Good for you! jmbar2 May 2021 #1
Thank you so much nt XanaDUer2 May 2021 #5
Enjoy the mountains! July May 2021 #2
Thank you nt XanaDUer2 May 2021 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author hamsterjill May 2021 #3
Thanks, Jill XanaDUer2 May 2021 #4
Mountains are good for the soul! Mopar151 May 2021 #6
it's for a few days XanaDUer2 May 2021 #10
Wishing you well. gademocrat7 May 2021 #7
Thank you XanaDUer2 May 2021 #12
I'm glad to hear things are going well. area51 May 2021 #8
Thanks XanaDUer2 May 2021 #13
I'm glad that you're going to get a break. yardwork May 2021 #11
Thank you do much XanaDUer2 May 2021 #14


(5,614 posts)
1. Good for you!
Fri May 28, 2021, 06:42 PM
May 2021

So happy that you're going to get a break. Going to the mountains should help restore your peace of mind. Just one more week - hang in there.

Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)


(10,073 posts)
6. Mountains are good for the soul!
Fri May 28, 2021, 08:16 PM
May 2021

You'll know you've been there long enough, when you think of it as your "real" home, but you have to get back to the "city".


(11,754 posts)
10. it's for a few days
Sat May 29, 2021, 11:22 AM
May 2021

but I miss so much work due to stress is been over 2 years since I've had a vacation


(62,455 posts)
11. I'm glad that you're going to get a break.
Sat May 29, 2021, 11:26 AM
May 2021

Good work on pushing this through and accomplishing what you needed.

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