I have watched my balance dwindle down to zero over the past few weeks. Going into unpaid leave, not only means I do not get paid, but it also means I can lose my health insurance benefits (something else you really do not want to mess with in a medical emergency).
My work has a shared leave program, that employees can request help from if needed. I applied for shared leave last month. The meeting was last week to determine if I would be approved or not. I was really on edge, being at the end of my leave balance, and not hearing from the approval committee last week.
So, today, I called them and found out I was approved!!! They have granted me up to 530 hours of leave to use for the treatments. I was so happy I literally started crying as the lady in Personnel told me the news today. This really provides me with a cushion to get me through the next few months.
As I prepare for bed tonight, I am thankful for the blessing that God has given to me.