Sorry I have been away for so long, I've been visiting hospital, donating blood for research and generally trying to make the place more glamorous - you know how it is. I was in due to gastroenteritis but with the transplant and all the drugs I couldn't fight it off and i got so dehydrated that my kidney (Kevin) stopped working (or at least slowed down dramatically). I was put on fluids for a few days and released back into the real world but i am still having weekly blood tests to make sure Kevin and I are well again.
So here's my rant... my company are fantastic and supportive (although frustratingly beaurocratic and I had a few forms to fill in to say that i could come back) but why is it still acceptable for so many people to come into work with stinking cold, bugs and illnesses? I even once had a blazing row with my boss (at another company) for coming into the office with chicken pox!! i'm not expecting the whole company to change because i am imuno compromised but i cannot be the only one - what about prengant ladies and others who need to look after their wellbeing more than most?
Has anyone else got a company with a decent illness policy? Or have an effective solution to this problem. I have now got a setup a home so i can work from there (which can backfire and meant that i was still working when i was signed off) but I wish people wouldn't come in when they are so sick!
Rant over - sorry (I feel better now though!)
Hope you are all well and happy