Once again thanks for the replies guys. Believe me, this is not something that I want to take advantage of or go on at all. I want more than anything else to get better again and be able to go back to work, which I love, and go back to taking care of my boys. I am just asking the question because it is getting close to the date where my short term disability is running out, and I need to be prepared just in case this up coming surgery does not work. Hopefully, the surgery will be a sucess, I will be able to recover in the coming weeks, and once recovered I will be able to go back to working the overnight shift and than picking my boys up from day care and take care of them for the day. I miss being able to go to work. But even more, I miss being able to take care of my boys. There is nothing worse to me than to not be able to take care of them right now. Sure financially it has been very hard having them in day care all day, but even more than that, just not being able to raise them and be the father that I love being, has been the hardest thing on me throughout this illness this time.