Celebration time!!!! FINALLY got a lump sum payment from my short term disability insurance!!! They have been fucking me around for months trying to deny my claim. They still owe me 3 weeks, but at least I can breathe again. And I've been going to band rehearsal, feeling way more positive about playing music and life in general.
Just wait for the service fee of having to "cut the check" as it nears 90% of what they wrote the check out for - the bastards!