I am after some advice. I was diagnosed with moderate endometriosis in May after a laparoscopy. My employer has always been super supportive and understanding and I’ve always been honest with her.
Due to some very stressful events recently, my body has gone into a meltdown and broke out in stress related ezcema and an endo flare up which triggered some serious fatigue. After visiting my GP, he put me on reduced hours (I work 40 hours a week plus 12 in travel) to take some pressure off my body give me some extra time to get my health back on track. My employer was very supportive and we came up with a plan for hours, times etc, she then went on annual leave for 2 weeks and after only a week of reduced hours HR have gotten involved without her knowing and in her absence and now want to send me to occupational health.
I do not revel at the thought of once again being judged by a medical professional (who will be writing a report on my mental and physical health to send to HR) who’s speciality isn’t endometriosis, who will not have a greater understanding of the condition and will no doubt be dismissive as many doctors have been so far along my journey up until my lap confirmed endometriosis. HR have given me the usual this is to protect you chat but let’s be honest it’s to protect their business.
Has anyone been in a similar situation and how did it turn out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as this looming over me is only adding to my stress
Thanks for your time ladies xx