I know what you mean, I had to work when I had severe laryngitis one time and I'm a first grade teacher! For three days I couldn't say a sound. It was very difficult to work those days, but I had no fever, so I couldn't go home.
I've worked many days with asthma so bad that I was doing breathing treatments in front of the kids.
I usually have to stay home if I just cannot function.
Health problems: sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, GERD, glaucoma, OA, environmental, food, and drug allergies, asthma, high cholesterol, pre-diabetic
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