Hi everyone, I need some advice. I don’t know if I should disclose my medical condition to my employer. I was recently diagnosed with with CKD. I found out in June I had CKD. I only confided in one colleague. After my biopsy I found out I have Stage IV CKD, just last week. It is caused by IGA Nephropathy and the damage is so extensive I will not benefit from any steroid therapy. There currently is no cure for this condition.
The next step for me is to wait to go into complete kidney failure. When I dialysis I will be referred for Kidney Transplant. I don’t know if I have to disclose this information to my employer. Do I keep it to myself? Do I let my supervisor know? I am worried about how it will affect my employment, I have been employed for over 13 yr. now. I’m not sure I am ok with everyone I work with knowing about my medical condition.
What are the Pro’s and Con’s? And have you been through this? How did you handle it?
So lost and confused...