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Fmla only 4 weeks? Fmla only 4 weeks?

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Unread 03-08-2012, 06:20 AM
Fmla only 4 weeks?

While I hopefully don't need more than 4 weeks to recover, my doc said he was giving me 8 weeks to be safe because of my job. I work with special needs kiddos where I must pick them up, help them in crises and such. I got my fmla paper yesterday and it cleared me for 4 weeks exactly. I know I'm only having a davinci but just because it's less invasive, I don't see me being able to like a child who weighs 40+ lbs 4 weeks after surgery. Should I call and ask for more or wait until after surgery to see how recovery goes?
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Unread 03-08-2012, 08:33 AM
Re: Fmla only 4 weeks?

I'd ask now it's easier to extend now rather than after. Plus it will be one less thing you have to worry about. I'm having same surgery next Wednesday & was given 5 weeks.

Good Luck
Unread 03-08-2012, 09:22 AM
Re: Fmla only 4 weeks?

I had a TAH on 2/10/12, and I was cleared for 6 to 8 wks. You need to get with your company and the doctor because the Fmla covers up to 12 weeks in Texas. Short term disability insurance is the same way.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 11:17 AM
Re: Fmla only 4 weeks?

My husband and I used to own 3 businesses, so I am familiar with all the labor laws, esp. FMLA. FMLA is a federal law that guarantees your job for 12 weeks. The only catch is, your place of employment has to consist of over 50 employees and you have to be employed with them for over 12 months. It is possible your employer is only go to pay you for 4, but they can not fire you if you need a full 12 (if the two requirements are met). Regardless of the method, a hysterectomy is still a hysterectomy. You may not have an incision, but all the internal stitching is the same. Take as much time as you need to heal fully. I was told no lifting for at least 6-8 weeks. With the kind of weight you are talking about, I would be really nervous about doing damage requiring repair work. Can you do your job without lifting the kids? Could you get some help at work if lifting is required?
Good luck with your surgery!
Unread 03-08-2012, 09:31 PM
Re: Fmla only 4 weeks?

I spoke with my office manager this morning and she said talk to the doc. There's no way they could let me in the classroom at 4 weeks. I do have help lifting but it's still ALOT of the child jerking, kicking and punching. I think I'll call them on my lunch tomorrow. It just made me feel like they aren't listening because I told them what my job involves. I am not the type to take leisure time off of work. I love what I do!! But in this situtation, one jerk, tuck, anything could hurt me bad!
Unread 03-08-2012, 09:40 PM
Re: Fmla only 4 weeks?

Try to get more time. i had knee surgery while working in childcare and I wrote out a detailed list of what I had to do every day, and it helped. Most people, including drs, have no clue how physical it is to work w kids, esp special needs kids.
Good luck.
Unread 03-10-2012, 10:07 PM
Re: Fmla only 4 weeks?

Initially I was told 6 weeks. When HR contacted me, I was told that the doctor's office only agreed to 4 weeks. I immediately had my doctor's office resubmit the paperwork. I had heard that it is easier to go back earlier rather than the other way around. I hope this helps!

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