I work at a great school which I've been at for a few years and I was diagnosed with an intersex condition many years ago (in teens). I was only able to have surgery once I had lost the weight and the school was understanding of the weight loss but they were not aware of the intersex condition. Now that i've had several months off in the last 2/3 years due to major operations, they have now put into a stage one sickness absence procedure. I don't want to disclose my condition to the school but do understand they need to help support me. I now have an upcoming operation to remove excess skin due to the weight loss operation to have the intersex condition remedied. Having been on the waiting list for a long time and getting several skin problems, I have been put forward for an abdominoplasty to have the excess skin removed which is causing me several functional problems. To add to matters, I have a mental health problem which is ok at the moment but I can imagine this flaring up with the increased stress. I also have been put on a support plan for the next few weeks due to my subject knowledge. This coincides with a change of line manager who doesn't really understand. The school have said I should try move the operation etc. so they are not impacting upon the students but it is simply not as easy as this due to the length of time waiting and also the health problems it is causing. I have told the school I am happy to see occupational health but only if they don't disclose my condition. I understand that with my mental health problem (covered under DDA) and intersex issue, that I am covered/allow time off without it triggering absence procedures? Advice is welcome.