Post Edited (Heartsong) : 10/5/2009 2:04:01 PM (GMT-6)
Thanks for your replies. I left work one day with vertigo/nausea so bad that my principal (I'm a teacher) had to drive me home. Another time my husband was able to come get me.
There are many, many days when I don't feel like teaching and go anyway. It bothers me when able-bodied healthy teachers take "mental health" days whenever they feel like it, and I work hard NOT to use my sick days because I'm constantly worried I'll have a terrible flare and end up missing a whole week or so.
My PCP has mentioned the "disability" word. It sounds like a distant daydream in an ideal word. I just can't imagine it. I'd like to...I just can't believe I'm really that sick.