Are your employers stupid?
In the immortal words of Francis Urquhart in Michael Dobb's House of Cards " You may think this, I couldn't possibly comment"
I certainly feel that the CPAP is working, although as I have not had any follow up consultations yet, I would not be able to say this with 100% certainty. However, I assume that the consultant at the sleep clinic would be able to check the data and provide me with this information if I needed it.
As I have still to get my test results back, I also cannot say for certain yet just how severe my OSA is as I do not know just how many apnoeas I had an hour. However, as everyone on here knows only too well, they do not hand out CPAP machines like Smarties and I got mine immediately after my sleep study, so it must have been pretty bad.
In fact the nurse's exact words to me in the morning were " you definitely need a machine, the results when you used the machine compared to the early part of the night were dramatic". I think you can assume from that that it must have been just a tad problematic!
As they temporarily redeployed me to an entirely different post it is difficult to tell how my performance in my old post would differ now that I am on CPAP. What I can say however, is that no-one has questioned my performance in my current post.
I think you can see that I am being totally honest and up front with everyone about the situation, and that I am trying to be as resonable as possible given the circumstances.
I have spoken to my union rep and we will talk to them yet again. However when you are faced with a culture of "institutionalised discrimination" (incidentally these are not my words but a direct quote from a senior and rather surprising source given their role in my organisation), then it really is an uphill battle.
It seems that they would rather do everything in their power to get rid of the problem, including acting on a report riddled with inconsistencies, inaccuracies and quite frankly, downright lies, rather than deal with the problem.
Anyway, thanks again for your support, it really is much appreciated.