First day back with PM/couldn’t last 30 minutes/Disability
PM implanted April 8, 2021 for Complete Heart Block AV 3rd degree.
2 weeks light duty, now just cleared for normal duty. Work is manual labor: commercial/residential.
Went back to full duty late last week. Dizzy to point of almost passing out, rapid uncontrollable heartbeat, like heart beating out of my chest. First issue since PM implanted 6 weeks ago but also first time testing myself with physical labor. Went home, urgent care said don’t come in if symptoms subsided; seems I’ll need a stress test to replicate conditions.
I’m going in for a follow-up with Cardiologist on Wednesday, who ordered an Echocardiogram for possible sick sinus syndrome now.
Now, I’m just burning days off, burned all my vacation time, barely hanging on to my job of 7 years, though they’re accommodating with situation.
The next logical step is Disability. I can’t afford 6 weeks like the last, and right now, I can’t envision returning to the same job. I need money/healthcare benefits to get me by. Definitely need HC benefits to support PM/med bills.
How terrible is the Disablity process gonna be, (still haven’t got my unemployment from last March/Covid) anybody been in this predicament, or filing for disability? Thanks