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That said, yes, there will be frequent appointments - some that you know of in advance and some unexpectedly. Most of the appointments are based on the menstrual cycle and will need to be kept on an exact day after the periods start. Lather, rinse, repeat if it does not work in this cycle.
IVF needs a couple of days of bedrest too.

I don't think she's doing IVF at this point, but I don't knwo for sure. Needing to make/keep appointments based on her cycle certainly makes sense.

For her sake, I hope your coworker talks to your boss about her treatments. It might make him more sympathetic, or it will atleast give him a chance to explain why her absences are causing a hardship to everyone involved. Maybe they can chalk out a work plan that suits everyone better. Also, if its a matter of trust, she could produce a letter from her doctor about her appointments.

I hope so too. Right now it's just so up in the air. I think there needs to be a higher level of reality check as well. If she'd just say: "I have a Dr. appt. and I don't think I'll be able to be back today." I think he'd be okay with it. However, she always says "I should be back by X o'clock and then ends up sending an email that she won't be back for the day. I think he'd be more understanding if she'd just level with him and let him know that some days she simply won't be able to be here.

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