Posted 11/6/2014 7:12 AM (GMT -7)
Yep. I definitely get sick a lot. Nope, I do not miss a lot of work.
Much of this is, of course, is a personal belief system of well-ness versus work-ness. I was trained to go whenever, whatever the reason why. I was at rehearsal and work immediately after deaths in the family, etc. So, it's a different mindset. Not right or wrong, just is.
Practice good hygiene--hand wash, avoid touching face, cough/sneeze in arm, etc.
When you are off, rest. I do.
I just made up my mind that there will be days I feel bad, and feel worse than bad. My mantra is I go to work, unless (ahem) I have diarrhea or vomiting. This has worked pretty well for me, except that one time I vomited during a class. I luckily made it to a restroom, and my class followed to make sure I was alright, or perhaps they just wanted to leave early. I, of course, went right back to class, moved my space several yards away from others, and finished the class. But I did go home right afterwards.
Fibro will make you feel worse than normal. That is true. People do need to cut back on what they can reasonably do, true dat. But I do think they have to work through the mindset that illness happens, and it's not the end of the world.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot