Since I've been back to work after my medical leave, I've been doing pretty well getting over this flare, but I'm still having bad days. I'm missing a few days per week, but I'm trying my best to get to work even when I'm not feeling great. There is one person I work with (not directly, he's in a different area), and he has a son with a disability (not sure what). For whatever reason he likes to stop by my desk and say things like, "hey you are here today", or "I haven't seen you for a while". He doesn't say these things quietly, I know my coworkers can hear it. At first I just ignored it, then I went to replying to him like it was a joke ("Yeah, I thought I'd show up because I know you miss me"), and now it's starting to piss me off. I don't know what his reason for saying this to me is, whether he's trying to get a reaction out of me, or find out why I'm gone. It's not like we are really friends at work, I don't have any interaction with this this person. I would understand if someone I worked closely with said this to me. I just wanted to vent, and see if you guys could help me come up with something to say to him, or if I should just ignore him. I've thought about pulling him aside and telling him what is really going on with me, and how him saying this is A) not helping me and B) starting to make me feel harassed. I am hesitating telling him what is really wrong with me because I may want to work in the department he's in someday in the near future. I don't want my "disability" to be held against me (even though legally it can't be, people have biases that they can't get over because they know information about a person). I have not told very many people I work with that I have FM. Only a few know, and those that do, either don't work in my department, or are very kind persons and understand FM or know others that have it. I have thought about asking my supervisor how to deal with this (he used to be this person's supervisor as well), but that means telling my boss about my FM, which may or may not be a good idea. I may have to tell him soon due to my absences from work, at least so he knows why I'm gone and that I'm not being a bad employee. I also don't want to run to HR without trying to fix this on my own first. HR does have a copy of my Dr.'s certification that states I have FM, so if it comes down to harassment, I at least have the medical side covered. I honestly don't think he's doing this out of trying to be mean to me, but I want it to stop. Any suggestions?