Re: Bad News

From: Rose Lunn (
Sat Aug 25 16:23:19 2001

Dear Millie,

I'm gathering up stuff and should have the appeal out by next Thursday. My internist gave me a note for a couple of days off to help until the last blood tests come back. My psychiatrist was really upset (his wife has fibro, too) and said that I should just say the word and he'd yank me out for 'major depression'! Isn't sad that it's ok for us to be psycotic, but mention adhesions or fibro and suddenly we are malingerers just out for extra paid time off or drugs!

Hope everythings going ok for you.

hugs, kcmo rose

At Sat, 25 Aug 2001, Millie wrote: >
>Dear Rose,
>It's a sin what they put you through. Seems as if many employers have NO
>compassion.... like employees are just a number. I went through aggravation
>with the unemployment office about 8 years ago, and basically had to "bite
>my tongue til it bled."
>Keep right after them, and good luck.

>>>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Rose Lunn" <>
>To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS"
>Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 8:17 AM
>Subject: Bad News
>> 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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