Hello everyone!! I want to share my story in hopes someone either has any ideas of what they think I should do, or advice if any of you or anyone that you know went through the same sitiuation.
Ok. So I"m about 41/2 months pregnant and my dr. wrote me a note to bring to work saying that I should only do light duty and shouldn't lift more than 20 lbs. At my job the minimum lifting requirement is 50 lbs. But there are other things that I could do instead of lifting; paper work, running groups, activities, transporting consumers to thearpy, etc. My job of over 2 years, said I had to leave and I would have to use my time saved until they find another positon for me (if there are any) and not to get my hopes up. This is soooo frustrating. They also I would eventually loose my health insurance. Now I'm not due until August so I wanted to continue saving time and money until it was time to take maternity leave. I understand why the dr. said lifting is not a good idea- my sides and lower back have been sore all week. Ultimatley they say I have to go out on disibility and if there is a postion open, I will only be allowed to work that job for 30 days. After that, I hopefully will qualify for NYS voulantary short term disibility and will get paid a small amount of money every week until 6 weeks after I deliver. I'm a part time evening student in nursing school so I need the money. The only positive is, I'd be able to study more, visit family more and recieve medicade. I'm not sure if I should see if the dr. can write me a note saying I can't lift more than 50 pounds, so I can continue my stressful job.
So all this is very frustrating? Any ideas?