I have been out of work for 20 weeks now (ten before my 2-level acdf and ten weeks after the surgery). Unfortunately, I did not have any disability insurance because I had just started a new job.
How does everyone survive financially while being out of work? We have gone through our emergency savings, cashed out 401ks (bad, I know)and borrowed money to pay our mortgage.
My house is in foreclosure status and we are behind on all our utilities bills. The stress of this financial mess is tearing my family apart. My husband sees I am able to do more now, but doesn't understand that I still cannot work (I have to be able to lift 50lbs).
My next Doctors appointment is in February; even once he releases me to work, I then have to find a new job.