Really dumb question, I'm just curious, and it's the weekend, so can't call HR or UNUM the disability company.... I was on FMLA and Short Term Disability for my original knee surgery from 07/15-07/30. I have something like 300+ hours of FMLA left. I had additional necessary surgery done on 9/10, outpatient (same doc, same hospital, same knee). On 09/14, I was readmitted to the hospital, discharged on 9/15 (incorrectly, and filed a complain), readmitted 12 hours later on 09/16, surgery again on 9/16, and finally have been released on 09/18. I currently have an open wound that is draining, and will be going back to the doctor office on 9/21 to have it sewn up again. I rejected the sutures and needed the 9/10 surgery to remove them, developed an infection, and the 09/16 surgery was to open and remove pooled blood, infection and hematoma. I've been on IV antibiotics from 09/14 through 09/18. Now, since this is all the same knee, surgeon and hospital, and complications I guess from the initial surgery and therefore claim, would this all be "under" my old claim? For my job - we have to take one week paid and then get our 60% disability checks. Would I just go to having 60% disability checks for the 14th through whenever I'm back to work (guessing 09/22 if I'm feeling fantastic, or 9/27 if I'm having more issues)? Or do they generally start a new claim and timeline? Or is it different everywhere, and I just have to shut up and wait til business hours? My doctor will sign off on whatever time off is needed. My company is pretty generous about disability and time off, but I think I only really have 6 days off. I've been in constant contact with my manager, and she contacted HR to have my packet sent home for disability. Thanks!