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have to attend formal review for sickness
Three years ago I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had surgery and other treatment and have been left with permanent nerve damage in my neck and shoulder and arm. I returned to full time work after my treatment ended and its been hard. A year after returning I had to have bowel surgery to remove a large low rectal polyp that was thankfully benign but the surgery left me with a lot of pain and changes in my bowel movements. I returned to work after three months. Six weeks ago I had to have another operation to remove a very large ovarian cyst and i had an ovary removed too and I have been left with intense menopause symptoms and I was given more time off work by my GP as I was feeling really unwell. I am due to return at end of month and told my manager this. I have now been told I must attend a meeting about my sickness as my Bradford Calculation is over 50 for this last 12 month period. I am feeling worried about this and dreading attending. I am also dreading returning to work. I have a manager who is male and he gets embarrassed talking about my surgery and I have to keep explaining to him about female physiology. I have made a claim for PIP and am waiting to hear about the decision. I just want to reduce my hours. I really feel nervous about the meeting as I was careful to make sure I have had no other sickness absences this year. I actually never have time off unless I have surgery. Any advice would be welcome