I’m having a flare up/exacerbation type thing at the moment. Have been struggling at work for a few weeks now. Went to the doctors last week (she is VERY supportive) and she said if I want time off just say so and I get a sick note. She also mentioned it would be a good idea to contact occupational health…there are two ways for me to do this
1 I contact my line manager and ask her to refer me. If this is the case then she gets a report after every appointment at OH.
2 I contact OH and refer myself, in which case it’s just between me and OH.
Which is best to do? Should I always keep my line manager in the loop - just in case - so there’s always a record of how i’m doing, or do you think it really doesn’t matter. So far having OH on my side doesn’t seem to have been much help but maybe behind the scenes I need to keep everyone abreast of how i’m doing? I do need to try and keep going for another couple of weeks at least as the other secretary in my office will be on 2 weeks annual leave from this coming Friday.
Wish I could win the lottery! That would solve all work problems! lol
Very grateful for all input - especially if you worked with MS for a while. I’m so scared of the possibility of being sacked/medically retired etc etc.