He had been having a hard time breathing at night, even with pillows propped up. That Wend night he was having a harder time and was feeling the pressure of all the fluid in his lungs. Thursday morning he could barely put his shoes on his feet were so swollen. And he went to work. I got up afterwards and looked on webmd and every symptom he had was congestive heart failure. I called him and told him he HAD to go to the ER, it wasn't a choice. His sugar level was over 500.
He could have either suffacated to death on the fluid in his lungs, gone into a diabetic coma or had a massive heart attack if he ignored me.
Well, now his work isn't going to donate hrs. The owner doesn't want to now. But, he did the other day? ummm, sorry but WTF??
My stress level gets to go back through the roof. The last thing i need to worry about right now is the health insurance.
Something is amiss with his eyes. They were fine before the surgery and now he can barely see. They are getting checked on Friday. He's really nervous now that he's not gonna be able to work again. Yeah, join the club hun. Hopefully, it's just because his sugar levels were lowered so quickly.
and of course, March/April/May are just looming around the corner.
I just need to get through these next few months with my sanity intact.
Next Mon will be my first official day back at work. I haven't worked since the afternoon of my cyst rupturing. Life is what happens when your busy making other plans. (and i'm changing my title to that)
Our Fed refund is being deposited tomorrow morning.
All was well this morning. I did the driveway. Moved both cars. Went to move the van and low and behold see this "thing" across the bottom of the windshield.I prayed that it was just water and used the wiper.
Nope, i have a HUGE crack all the way across the bottom of windshield.
I haven't informed Jim. I'm hoping i can get it repaired before he notices and with his eyes bad he shouldn't notice. I know it's covered. I already called the insurance and they said because it's still not paided off (umm, DUH!!) we automatically have FULL coverage that includes glass.
I still haven't gone back to work. This is assinine. I can't go back till the forms for my absence are filled out by me and the Dr. I wouldn't even have needed them because i was planning on going back that following Fri (Feb 1) but didn't because Jim was in the hosp. I don't qualify for FMLA because i don't have enough hours in (i'm about 339 hours short). So at this point, I'm looking for other jobs. I already have a potential interview next wk. It's up to Macy's if they let me come back. I talked to the HR services people yesterday and they said more then likely i'll be forced to quit cause my DR will say i could have gone back to work that Fri (Feb 1) and i haven't been there in almost a month. They don't have to keep me. This sucks! I try to do something good and wind up screwed once again. It's not my fault that Jim went into the hosp and had a bypass. It's not my fault that i had to go between home and the hosp at least twice a day for 2 wks.
Add into the fact: They just told me to call HR services last wk.....not the beginning of Feb when this all began. If i had known then that this would have happened i would have found a way to go back to work sooner.
It was *B* (my manager) who should have gotten the ball rolling on this FMLA on that Friday. I had contacted her then that they knew it was going to be at least a triple bypass. She should have gone to *A* (our HR person instore) and told her to start the paperwork. They should have sent me a letter within 2 business days stating weather or not i was eligible or not for FMLA, which i'm going to fight the reg HR people telling me i didn't have enough hours in. They have to prove that i didn't.
My leave of absence papers are totally moot. They knew i was planning on coming back (from my issue) on that Fri and the only reason why i didn't was because Jim was in the hosp.
It's going to be pretty simple. If they **** me over i'm going to my brother (producer for MAJOR talk radio station in Boston) and i'll let him call them.
Some good news: Jim's work has donated some money. It's policy that they can't donate hr's but they can donate money.
I finally got the forms from HR. Guess what? I had a baby. right?
WTF? When the **** did i EVER tell them in that conversation that i needed medical leave cause i had a baby?
I'm past the point of being done with Macy's. They have proved once again that they don't give a crap about there employee's. Just to give one example: I went in a few wks ago (on my Birthday). I was told then that i had to go to the office for these damn leave forms. Opened the office door and EVERY single manager who was on (a few who witnessed my issue) were all standing there. Not one of them asked how i was or how Jim was. How classless can you be to not care?