I have been diagnosed for over 4 years now but have not declared it officially to work. My immediate boss knows about it but the big boss and HR department don't. After having a bit of a bad week I was off on Friday, I haven't been off for over a year but by Friday my body had just had enough.
The sick form has recently been changed and you are now asked why you were off and if there is any longterm underlying problem? Is it time to come out of the closet as the saying goes or do I just keep plodding along?
I wondered what your experience was, I've kept quiet so far because I didn't want 'that' label and my post was temporary but I was made permanent in the Summer last year. My boss had said he will support me whatever I decide, however he is due to go off for an operation and will be away for a few months. I'd had to think I had a relapse and got him into trouble in his absence.
sorry to go on and on and ....