called in sick 2 days in a row

  1. I'm feeling pretty low everybody... I've called in sick for the past 2 days--- but I'm actually really sick... I can't get in too see my PCP for another 2 weeks and was told over the phone by him to ride it out, get rest drink fluids and take tylenol. It's no suprise to me that I'm sick.. I've been working crazy hours trying to help work, completely stressed out about work and home and so many other things.

    So now I'm sick: cold sores, fever ranging from 100.4-103.6 orally, sore throat, ears, plugged, nose and head all stuffy, plus vomiting and all that fun crap...

    I called in yesterday, and today... DO you think maybe they'll get the picture?? Probably not..

    ON the bright side since I've been couch bound I managed to finish season 3 of grey's anatomy... so I'm ready for next weeks premier..
    And I've pumped myself so full of fluids that its crazy... I'm starting to feel semi better..

    And on a funny note one of the other nurses who I work with called me earlier and said she was also sick and called in- so at least I'm not alone... Have a goo night everybody my sick aching body is back off to bed....
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   leslie :-D
    'tis the time of year for flu season.
    2 wks for a sick person appt??
    you'll be all better by then....why even go?

    this is your body's way of telling you, you've worked too hard for too long.
    rest, drink, rest, drink and more rest.
    and no guilt allowed.
    it's high time you started caring for yourself, as you do your pts.
    hoping you feel well soon.

    leslie
  4. by   CHATSDALE
    look at this way, come winter you will have all this behind you

    hope you feel beter..sometimes the only thing you can do suffer thru it
  5. by   Tweety
    Get well soon.
  6. by   RNview
    I hope you feel better. I know it's not easy to get an ASAP appointment with the PCP. If you don't feel any better, just go in the ER. For the meantime, take care of yourself and get better :icon_hug:
  7. by   RainDreamer
    I'd be looking for another PCP, 2 weeks is ridiculous.

    If I called off work 2 days in a row, they'd tell me to feel better and rest up, they never make you feel guilty when you call off. I know it's hard though .... but it's better to call off than to go in sick.

    Feel better soon!
  8. by   dekatn
    You have my sympathy. Hope you get better soon. I have been sick all week and couldn't have pulled my 2 shifts if my life had depended on it. I would definitely look for another PCP though.
  9. by   CT Pixie
    Sorry you're not feeling well.

    Since you can't get in to see your PCP, can you go to a convienent center or walk-in clinic? You might have to wait a bit but it surly won't be 2 wks. Being as ill as you are, you should go see somebody. And I'd be firing up the doc and giving him/her an earful about a truly sick person having to wait 2 wks to get an appointment, by then you will be over it.

    take care, rest, get those fluids in and catch up on some trash tv.
  10. by   Sabby_NC
    Oh not good get some good rest and I hope you feeling better soon *hugs*
  11. by   margom
    Hope you are all better soon, but I agree with Raindreamer. 2 weeks is too long to wait to see your PCP. I pay way to much for myself and my children in medical insurance to have a PCP that can't even get me in when I need to be seen. Besides....you have to be your own best advocate and demand good care for yourself. Get better soon and get lots of fluids LOL.
    Margo
  12. by   danissa
    Take good care of yourself babe, hope you feel better soon! Just a wee question to all, what does PCP stand for, im guessing its your family doctor? (im in Scotland, our family doctor is our GP, General practitioner) Just like to be familiar with the terms here, but I agree with 2 weeks being an excessive time to wait to see someone when you are ill now.
  13. by   llg
    As others have suggested, you might want to seek health care elsewhere -- such as an urgent care clinic, etc. In fact, at my hospital, if you are out 3 shifts in a row you MUST have a physician clear you before you can come back to work. In other words, someone who is out for 3 shifts is not allowed to return to work until a physician (or NP or PA) certifies that they are not contagious and are able to safely return.

    It sounds like you caught a pretty bad bug. Take care of yourself.
  14. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from danissa
    Take good care of yourself babe, hope you feel better soon! Just a wee question to all, what does PCP stand for, im guessing its your family doctor? (im in Scotland, our family doctor is our GP, General practitioner) Just like to be familiar with the terms here, but I agree with 2 weeks being an excessive time to wait to see someone when you are ill now.
    PCP..Primary Care Physician. Normally with an HMO (health insurance) you have to pick a PCP, so if you are in need of a specialist, like say a Cardiologist, you need a referal from your PCP in order to go to the Cardiologist and have the insurance pay for it. It was designed to stop people from going to high priced specialists when in all actuality, a GP could have remedied the situation.

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