Thanks Kess - had people telling me that it wasn't right I had to use sick days for chemo days - so just thought I'd ask if anyone else was doing the same.
I take my chemo days as sick days. My company gives me time off to go to my medical appointments, but I think a whole day doesnt count as an appointment.
While you are waiting for other members to come along with some responses to your question I've attached a link to the Macmillan site which has some useful information about employment and finances :etc.
I hope this helps.
Very best wishes
Just have a quick question - I'm currently undergoing chemo - about to have my 3rd round of FEC on Thursday next week. Then for the last 3 rounds, it will change to FEC-T (which I've heard can be worse than just the FEC).
I'm still continuing to work while having this, apart from my chemo day, which is every 3rd Thursday of the month, so I take the following Friday off and have that and the weekend to recover.
The company I work for have said that I should take my chemo days off as sick days, but I don't know if I really should be or not? I already book the Friday as a days holiday, which in some ways I shouldn't have to, but as I only get 22 days sick per year at full pay (and I've almost used them - was signed off for 7 after my SLNB), then my pay drops down to half (which I can't really afford) - looked into if I'm entitled to any help, but because I work full time, I'm not really entitled to anything.
So my question is has anyone else had this from their company?