My ob put me on disability a week ago today. The sciatic nerve pain was getting very bad and I was actually getting episodes of my left hip ‘numbing’ out. The last thing we want is a bad fall now. I was also juggling 2 appointments or more a week while working full time and the constant driving back and forth between work and my ob’s office was just becoming too taxing. Why take a risk when i’m THISCLOSE to term? As my pain worsened I knew that going out early on disability was a remote possibility but I was concerned about being home and having all the time in the world to worry and stare at Peaches all day. I was also concerned about what type of shape I may leave my workplace in due to a sudden departure due to disability.
The sobering discussion last week was a huge wake-up call. I realized that my boss and company (like most others) were looking out for their bottom line. Who the hell was looking out for mine? After my doctor suggested disability – I thought ‘let’s do it’. I let me boss know the day after our talk that I was going out on leave — effective the next day. It’s just funny the way things work out, right? My boss told me in no uncertain terms that my position (my future) was not a priority that she could think about at the time…I guess she’s thinking about it now.
So I’m home resting and baking this baby, my pain is better and I’m trying to stay busy although it’s not easy to move around much. I have my freak-out moments, but overall i’m doing ok.
3 weeks to term, 5 weeks to my scheduled c-section!
***I just wanted to add that I have always been a permanent employee and thefore I have been receiving benefits and I will be receiving maternity beneftts. What I am upset about is still having to support receptionist duties (in spite of her promise), these duties are holding me back from further growth at my workplace.***