Over the past couple weeks my pain has been flaring up again, driven especially by work stress. A few days ago I hit a breaking point and realized that this is something I need to actually take short-term disability leave for.
Fortunately, Moz has an extremely generous disability leave program, and management would much rather someone take it if necessary. So, for now I’m off from work until August, and we’ll see where things go from there.
This has been a long time coming, and I’m glad I work at a company that is compassionate and supportive. And meanwhile, the underlying work-related issues which led to this flareup are things that can be mitigated, and my management chain is very eager to work towards that.
Anyway. I have a lot to think about now, and the next month will give me plenty of time to do that.