Re: Bad News - Thanks, Colette

From: Rose Lunn (
Fri Aug 24 10:04:22 2001

hey colette,

I'm in the process of getting info from the web on fibro and am getting the physical therapy records next Tues. The pain and muscle twitches are very bad right now. I hope I don't hit anyone on the highway on my way to the doctor's this afternoon.

Most people here are upset also. They are helping put together my appeal.

gentle hugs and smiles to you, kcmo rose

At Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Colette wrote: >
>Hi Rose
>Sorry to hear about your Job! Hey there a bunch of idiots!My mom thinks
>i have fibro! I swear it goes hand in hand with surgery! I get those
>days where i cannot move although i force myself! I wish you the best of
>luck! You hang in there and give them you know what LOL!!!!I hope you
>have so good pain free days ahead to fight this!
> Love ya Colette
>>Well, folks, my company has rejected my short term disability claim for
>>the 3.5 weeks I was off work due to a fibromyalgia flare-up. I will
>>appeal the decision but I just don't feel confident that I will win. I
>>guess since I have a sedentary job (computors) and my physical therapy
>>could have been done outside of working hours, they couldn't understand
>>why I couldn't make it into work. Gee, couldn't be that I was in so
>>much pain and my muscles were twitching and spasming all over the place
>>that I couldn't get out of bed, much less drive, could it? NAAHHHH,
>>never happen.
>>They have already given my job to someone else and have placed me on the
>>'bench'......that is I am not on any project and not making them any
>>money. They have let people on the 'bench' go before...isn't it
>>interesting how many euphimisms (spelling?) that corporations use? My
>>'People Care' manager (Human Resources) basically told me to go out
>>myself (alone) and see if there was anything available. Lots of help he
>>is, he probably knew about the rejection before I did.
>>Well, that's my sob story. I'll have a busy day scaring up the
>>paperwork I need for the appeal.
>>kcmo rose
>>p.s. You think I should tell them that the only reason I'm here now is
>>because I'm taking pain pills?!?!?!?!

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