Next surgery: 3/10.
I have to take FMLA at work.
I was a little pissed about it.
My dad, of course, tells me to look at the bright side....it wasn't long ago that FMLA was not an option....yada, yada, yada.
Here's why I didn't necessarily want to do it: I have plenty of PTO (paid time off) to cover my absences. So far, I've missed 6 days of work related to this issue. I will need to miss 3 more the week of the surgery. I have PTO to cover it. And, you only get 12 weeks of FMLA. For me, I only work 24 hours per week, so every 24 hours of work that I miss equals one week of FMLA. So, I'm down to 9 weeks left. The FMLA re-generates every 52 weeks, not at the end of the calendar year. So, if I get pregnant & deliver within the next year, I will only get 9 weeks for maternity leave. With my last pregnancy, because of bedrest & my c-section, I was off for more than 12 weeks, and I went back to work when Gage was 8 weeks.
I dunno. I need to just make peace with this.
The likelihood of me getting pregnant & delivering within the next 52 weeks gets slimmer by the day....so, I am probably just fretting over this for no good reason.
Anywho....Happy Sunday morning.