Seems Medical EI is for 15 weeks maximum and I reach that tomorrow. I am still unable to work, due to my requiring nursing care for my incision.

The lady on the line said rather tersely when I asked “what am I suppose to do? I still have a gaping wound on my abdomen”, “I recommend you find other sources of income”. And I reiterated that I am physically unable to hold down a job for the next month.

Now I have to apply for welfare.

I paid into the EI programme for 15 years and never made a claim before and then all of a sudden I am being cut off. And how did I find out? I got a letter last night – just lovely, 2 days before I get cut off. Now I have to scramble to find money.

I hate EI.