Hey everyone. I have a bit of a pickle. A good friend of mine (yeah yeah, I know what you're thinking, but it really is a friend) is considering taking some time off from work because of a lot of things going on in her life. She's an engineer, she's put on about 50 pounds in the last year because her mother is in and out of rehab for alcoholism and it worries her sick, plus she hates her job (she's in biotech and there's a lot of pressure in that field). I'm worried sick about my friend, because now she is having thyroid problems and her cycle is completely off. I think she probably needs to take some time off, but I'm afraid that taking a medical leave would leave a severe scar on her record. I dont know anythign about this stuff, so I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice that I could trickle down to her? (I've told her to go veg like me and to come exercise with me, but she has so many doctor appts, like 4 this week alone!) I guess what I need is info about short term disability if anyone has experience with that. thanks a lot and have a great day!!