I just started a new job and have pneumonia. Very worried... - page 3

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I started at a wound care clinic as a Hyperbaric Tech/Wound Nurse on November 7th. Last Thursday (12/20) I became very ill and went to the ER. ER doc did a chest X-ray and said she "saw something" in the right lower lobe of my... Read More


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    Just when I think I'm starting to feel better I crash. I actually had a couple of good days but today I feel horrible. Tired, weak, and just want to cry.

    I told the NM last week that I was going to try to go to the doctor today, but the weather is cold, wet and miserable here, plus I feel like I've been hit by a train, so I called the clinic to make an appt. and got one for Friday morning.

    I called the NM and told her I will be going to the doctor on Friday and hopefully get clearance to return to work next week. She asked me why I didn't go today since I told her I had an appt. First of all I didn't tell her I had an appt., I told her I was going to *try* to go today. I was honest with her and told her I didn't feel well and didn't feel like it would be a good idea to get out in the wet, cold weather, so I made an appt. for Friday (Didn't have anything available for tomorrow) She got kind of short with me and said "Well...Keep us informed" and hung up.

    I understand they need help. I really do, but I didn't get sick on purpose. I feel like my job is slipping right through my fingers and there's nothing I can do about it.


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