I couldn’t believe it – today a patient came in and wanted me to fill out forms for his short term disability at work. He is one of those guys that goes in to a northern mine one week, comes out the next week. He also lives way up north.
He had a toothache so decided to finally get the offending tooth extracted. You know – a few days of really bad pain, I could understand. That could maybe disable you. Getting a tooth knocked out – maybe that would disable you. But the time you should expect to be off work – well maybe that same day. Maybe you could stretch it out to two days. But applying for disability insurance???? I asked him how long it had been bothering him. “Oh, off and on for about three years.” I wrote that down.
Well weird things get approved sometimes.