Quote from MandyInMS
Not taking care of ourselves in general ...everyone else is priority..and WE suffer eventually because of it..skipped meals,breaks,understaffing,the stressssssss in general!
I've needed to go to the MD myself for a few months now, but there's no TIME...caring for pts,family, my sick pet..no time left for me...I need a vacationnnnnnn! lol
Better take one ASAP......otherwise you'll end up like me, with your health spiraling out of control and one thing leading to another, and another, and still another after that. :stone Then you get in trouble for being absent too much, and that creates more stress, which lowers your resistance, which causes you to catch every bug that comes along, which causes you to miss even more work, and so forth and so on.
It all began so innocuously........I got mildly depressed toward the end of last summer, partly a seasonal issue but also because I was dealing with a lot of changes in my life that had really rocked my world. This caused me to lose control of my eating and regain every ounce of the 40# I'd just lost and then some; around the same time I began working an 11AM-7PM shift, which increased the stress level at work because it's such a busy time of the day. I continued to eat, and gain, and became even more depressed as the pounds flew back on. Then in January I got the flu despite having had a flu shot, and that was the beginning of a downward spiral I'm still not out of yet.
In February I was in the hospital for three days due to chest pain, which led to the discovery of the kidney stones, then I relapsed in March with bronchitis and exacerbation of my asthma.
In late April I had the kidney stones out, and will probably go back to work tomorrow, but I still have more tests to undergo because I've got some weird bone degeneration that was found on my KUB and some liver enzymes that are wildly out of whack. I don't even want to ask "what's next?" because I'm afraid of finding out.......What makes me mad is, this nonsense has already cost me a promotion at work that I should have gotten, and indeed would have gotten had I not permitted the stress in my life to get so out of control in the first place.
Oh well, as they say---too soon old, too late smart.