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My boss does know about my chiari but I do not think she understands. How can I reassure her I am still a good teacher  but I have to becautious and may neesd to leave early or call in at times. I don't want her to think I can't do my job and watch the little ones.
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620923 tn?1452915648

  Hi...that is a tough one bcuz as ur chiari may change it can change ur abilities...u get her to understand that...u sink ur chances of keeping the job.

Are u full time?...Do u have FMLA/sick time available?

U can look into the ADA ( Americans with Disabilities Act) for more info on how u can protest urself and ur job b4 u talk to ur employer.

  Good luck
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1687929 tn?1319426011
I will look into that. Thank you
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My job is a lot more flexible when it comes to time so this may not help you, but I'll try. I just basically always promised to make up my time on evenings & weekends.  As long as the work got done, no one was too concerned.  They were more concerned about my health.

Obviously being a teacher makes it more difficult...can't ask your kids to come to class on a Saturday.  Most dr offices will try to accommodate you very early in the morning or later in the evening if you ask.  

Are you able to work with a substitute teacher to have him/her regularly cover your absences and get him/her more familiar with your subject(s) and students than a sub normally would be?  Just throwing it out there...I have no idea how it works.  I think bosses are more understanding and have more respect for you if you come up with possible solutions.
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