I agree with everyone here...you should tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But also would advise to definately contact your boss or HR dept to inquire about
the FMLA paperwork. I have it in my personnel file, and whenever I have to call in to my boss sick and its related to my UC< she just lets our payroll person know that its under FMLA, and I don't get penalized. Sure if i'm out of PTO (paid time off) I don't get paid, but at least I won't lose my job. or get written up. another thing to think about
...(I had to learn this the hard way)....when I was so sick before my hospital;ization I kept trying to come into work and would have to leave early , well, If I had just called in all those days, I would of qualified for short term disability (and got some $$), but because I would come in here and there, then, when I was hospitalized, and forced to stay out for a week and half or so, I didn't get paid for any of those days. so look into your short term disabilty requirements as well. You may not need it now, but be sure to be informed for when you may.
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Currently in complete remission thanks to Remicade!!)
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 20 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.