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My suggestion is that you take formal leave under the Family Medical Leave Act and try to regain your health. This way, you job will still be there when you return and are hopefully healthy to comply with the plan. The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Eligible employees are entitled to 12 workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his job.
This form may help you see what is involved to take this type of leave.
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