What should I do?
I am in one of the worse flares I have ever had. It started two days ago, with lots of joint and muscle pain.
Last night I spend most of my time in the bathroom, with very bad diarrhea, abdominal cramps and nausea. Between the endless visits to the bathroom and the joint and muscle pain, I did not get much sleep.
Now I am sitting here, in pain, dizzyness, excrutiating neckpain, shoulder pain and pain in every muscle, not to forget the headache I have.
Here is my problem, I have to work from 2pm-10pm today. I have been with this company for 5 years now and have NEVER called in sick. At the moment we are short handed and I feel that I can't call in, because of that.
But I know, I can't work like this.
Should I go in and try it?
It is a very physical, fast pace job.
I don't want to put extra stuff on my coworkers. There is nobody they can call in to cover my shift.
I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).