This was asked at the bottom of another thread and I was curious on this.
I work in Information Technology and had a manager that did not want me to go to HR about medical leave at all. So I just took over some less intense thinking work and did what I could to keep my head above water - missed a lot of work (well....I wouldn't say I missed it, lol) for doctor's appointments, lab appointments, etc. Thankfully I was salaried and could make up my time on off hours and all was well. I also used to work from home 2 days a week which was great because I didn't have to get dolled up for work and could sleep on my lunch hour if I needed to. I did use a week's vacation for sick leave when I was herxing really badly from treatment the first time. I also took modified medical leave for a few weeks afterwards so I was allowed to work up to 6 hours a day max.
I just started a new job in July and so far I've been doing ok - I try to accomplish a ton on my good days so it makes up for the bad days. Brain fog is a PITA if you're a knowledge worker!!
What's your situation? Have you been able to stay at work? Any helpful ideas?