Mary Skopek posted a note for Derek that says:
HI Derek, where are you having the surgery? I see you aren't too far form me in CT. I had mine done at Yale. Definitely talk to your doctor about this concern, they usually can provide support in some kind of way or know resources you can turn to. Maybe there is some kind of grace period you can qualify for to delay mortgage payments for a while.
Ernie A.S. posted a note for Derek that says:
I was on unemployment when I found out I needed surgery, but I still had insurance. I went onto short term disablity when I had my surgery. Check with your government unemployment or with human resources where you work. If you only worked 3 months, you may have to work a few more to qualify for short term disabilty, or they may just draw from hours worked from your previous job.
Susan Smith posted a note for Derek that says:
Derek, talk to your doctor about your concerns or his office. Also if you are a part of a church, let your pastor know, they might know some programs to help you. glad you are a part of this Community. Do keep us posted on your journey.