I spoke to a facilities Admin and discussed my issues and said that I sometimes needed a room to cleanup or make adjustments in from time to time. The building manager offered me access to a few rooms near my new cubicle. One is a room with power equipment but it has an exterior window. Another is an electronics maintenance closet and the other is a network server room (a bunch of pizza box servers). It doesn't happen very often but I sometimes have a larger accident where I need to clean things up and it can take a bit of time. I keep a spare change of clothes and everything needed to clean up but it helps to have some privacy and I try not to gross other people out.
One thing about working in cubicles is that you have lots of people looking in on what others are doing or that come in to talk to you about stuff and they look around on your desk and on your screen and you wish that they wouldn't be so nosy but you have to be congenial as you depend on your coworkers. So I was considering modifying the cubicle so that it was more like a private office. This would be with two by fours and plywood and foam. I still might do this but I need to know if the building people would complain about it.
One of the building admins spoke to our Employee Safety and Wellbeing manager and she came to see me yesterday morning and told me what they can offer. I looked at some ADA Accomadation websites yesterday which gave me some ideas in this area. She said that I could fill out an Disabilities Accommodation form and they would see what they could do. It could be that they find me a private office or, if not, I would just work from home. I can work from home now but I'd rather be at work. She spoke to my manager and my manager came to see me about it. I filled out the form and sent it in last night.
Today's the last day in my office and we move either late this morning or this afternoon. On days like today, I tend to go to the bathroom at the first or second signal. I can manage with more fasting, at least for another year. I'm losing about two pounds a month and still have plenty of room for more. I have spoken to the EHW manager before in passing but we didn't know what each other did. She did know that it was me that was taken to the hospital in an ambulance last year but I don't know if she made the connection. She didn't know that I had cancer either.
You wouldn't think that I had a disability in looking at me as I've been working out regularly since the Reversal and she did notice that. She said that our company was one of the best in making accommodations for employees but I don't know if our building can accommodate my request as we have a lot of employees coming in.
I really need to get going on my book - a section on workplace issues would be great.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal
2/19: Clean CT