Hi! I was hoping someone could answer a question for me.Would the family medical act pertain to me if I need to take time off of work to have surgery? My co worker told me the FMLA was for family members only that needed time off to care for a sick family members.I am afraid I will lose my job if I take time off for surgery.Also. I have pay premiums for short term disability. Do you know how long you have to be off of work before you can collect. I appreciate your answers because this is all new to me.