Hi, I am about ready to pull out my hair, because of one guy in HR. I have had 2 major spine operations in the last 9 mos, and this second one (May 22nd, 2007) my spinal cord was completely flattened. I now have severe numbness in both arms/hands and have what I call "good and bad days".
I was on FMLA last year, and the year before and this was both on "intermittent leave". I have never ever been asked or told that for the intermittent leave I would need a leave end date? My doctor seems thoroughly confused by this and keeps putting a date on there, which is not nearly long enough. He even said that when the nerves are compressed for so long it can take up to a year to heal, and now he puts on there that the leave is to end on Aug. 22nd?
I have never had a problem with it before. If it is "intermittent leave", doesn't that qualify you for the next year or until all your FMLA hours are used up? What end date is supposed to go on there if it is meant for a year?
Please help, because all of this stress is really not helping my recovery.
Annette, Salt Lake City, UT