One called you Chickie and one called you Linda, so I am going to call you Chickielinda.
I totally get where you're coming from. I also work full time and it is killing me.
But after I get home, I can relax, it is only my husband and me. The kids have all left the nest a long time ago.
I do understand the financial part of your problem, I can't stop working either, but work stresses me out physically and mentally. I just got home from work and I am sitting here in alot of pain. The first thing I did, was take some pills and hope the pain will subside soon. The stress and the lights at work are killing me.
I was going to suggest, what Rob said, maybe your hubby or your kids can pitch in, to get some of the load of your shoulders.
For the doctor and hospital part, I have to say, you have to go, because you already know, what can happen. I have had Pericartitis before, that is nothing to mess around with. But I also know, it is easier said than done.
I hope things will get better for you soon.
I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).