I have been suffering with Endo for several years but was only diagnosed in December 2013. I work full time and every month pray my period falls on the weekend so I can manage my pain in private. However when this doesn’t happen I have always dragged myself into work despite my pain and tried to struggle through. The last few months have been increasingly painful and I think I’ve reached the point that I can no longer manage to work while I feel like this. My concern is that I will be investigated and disciplined for having multiple incidences of sick, despite this being the same condition which reoccurs each month. A family member said that endo is a disease and my employer should treat this as a disability and flexible working should be considered. I’m nervous of breaching the subject with my employer as I’ve only been in the job a few months. Does anyone have an experience of how to handle keeping my employer happy while allowing myself the sick days I now need?