Hello good people!
I am awaiting a visit to a new rheumy; in the meantime I am working in a high stress job and in a lot of pain. I'm using up to 20 advil and tylenol a day but still really hurting. I also have IBD and all the good and fun stuff that go with that. Opiates are the only thing that help and well, ya know, they just don't like you coming in buzzed.
I just made a major error at work today which is bad enough but melted down when spoken to about
it. I admit it's been a rough few months (my mom in a nursing home, hubby lost job and has health issues on top of this). SO...not only did I make a horrendous error but blubbered as well.
My boss has a vague idea of my health issues but as you all know, it's not always obvious how bad off we are. I also don't want to come off as making excuses. I work really hard and seem to do well, but had this and some other stuff the last couple of weeks.
What's the best course now? I never want to seem like a wimp or an excuse maker. How do I recover from this and keep a decent reputation? I am also wondering if I should see about
work at home a day a week. I'd love to hear from you good people.
Also, do any of you find that having fun kind of goes off your "to do" list when you are ill? I find that just "doing my dailies" consumes all my energy and I just don't do anything fun.
If you been here, would love to hear from you!