June 17th, 2013
I was able to tell my boss about my surgery today. That was not easy. I was terrified that I would lose my job. Lose my insurance to pay for the treatment.
Basically, I just blurted it out. I said, " So...I went to the doctor for my Scoliosis & this is what he said....." My boss looked kind of horrified. But so far, everyone who does know ends up with the same look on their face. He said that I am a great employee and he wants to keep me as one. Which is wonderful news! Except there are no other positions available at all 3 locations that involve a desk job. Someone would either have to quit or get fired. Someone can quit if they want too...that's on them but firing is not an option. I would never hope for something like that to happen.
Being a dental assistant is very hard on your body. I happen to work for someone who's practice does a lot of sedations which can last for a few hours stuck in a frozen position and not able to stretch and move properly. Over the years, I've paid the price for having this job. I am in so much pain when I leave but I try to show no one. I just can't do it anymore. I either have to get a front desk job or I guess I won't have a job. The 6-8 weeks after the surgery is the time I need off but if there is no position for me to come back to becuae of the Spinal Fusion then that's it.
My boss told me to talk to our office manager and see what he says and to ask about my insurance. So I did. If I pay my deductible then my insurance should pay 100% according to him. So I am going to call the Dr's office tomorrow to find out for sure. So we will see I guess.
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