Sent Home From Work
My boss sent home from work today because of my pain. Or, more accurately, my inability to mask my pain level. It's been off the charts lately and it shows on my face. I was practically in tears after making the long climb down the hill to my office, and a few of my colleagues noticed and said something to my boss. I was supposed to go represent my agency at a state-level meeting today, but was told that I was "in no condition" to make the trip, and to go home and rest. Two of the women at the office drove me and my car home, because they and my boss were worried I was too disoriented from the pain to drive safely.
The sad thing is they're not wrong. I feel scared that my pain is making it impossible for me to do my job. The pain is making it hard to think straight. I'm so embarrassed. I prepped for this meeting for weeks, and missing out is going to put me behind schedule. Getting called out on my appearance makes me feel so unprofessional.
I called my PCP's office and am scheduled for the next available appointment, on the 20th. I don't know to cope with this level of pain until then. I asked to speak with a nurse, and explained what was happening. She made it clear they would not fill any prescriptions until I was seen on the 20th, but said she'd speak with the doctor call back.
How do you know when increased pain warrants emergency attention? How do you arrive at the decision to go to the ER? I've had terrible experiences in the past, which I posted about here a few years ago. Now I find myself in the same situation... with the same snapping hip problem... not knowing what to do. Pain hit 9/10 on Tuesday and has stayed there since. Extreme loss of function... not...
I am down in West Palm Beach for work and the extra travelling has put such a strain on my body... to top it off I didn't bring enough of my breakthrough meds. Really having a hard time coping and focusing on work. I have been battling chronic pain for 4 years now. 10 surgeries later and it has lessened some. I am more upset that my doctors didn't give me any warning on the dangers of...
Hello Bi Polar board, just to let you know Ruby is in hospital on a section 3. It is pretty difficult for her to get to a computer and update us but she's going to try in the coming days.Maybe we can use this post to send Ruby our best and let her know we are thinking of her.
Feeling lost and scared. I can't control my sadness. Not that I really want to control it, but I don't know how to come out of it anymore. I'm scared of this darkness. I don't want it anymore.