Thanks to everyone who left comments. I have really needed and appreciated the support you have given me. I am doing a lot better right now; I think those days off were a ‘stitch in time’, if you know what I mean. Anyway, I did mention what my manager said to the HR person who is managing my case, and she was quite dissmissive, saying what she thought he meant, interpreting it, playing it down. Looking after the corporate interest, I guess.
I am back on medication now, and feeling like crap from the side effects. I am naseaus, hot, sweaty and have a constantly dry mouth. Love it.