Those of you who know me know that I'm always sick. Those of you who don't know me, know that I'm always sick. Or pretty close to always being sick. It went from serious illnesses when I was younger, and now I get this annoying sinus/head cold bullshit every time the weather changes ten degrees. I go through random bouts of horrible stomach pain, headaches, fatigue, sore throat, lost voice, cough, a disgusting amount of phlegm, blah blah blah.
Sure, being able to catch up on reading Tropic of Cancer is cool, and so is watching my DVR stock of Criminal Minds, but it's not as fun as it used to be. I'm getting a complex. It sucks having to call in sick to your brand new second job that you're just starting to get to get the hang of. It sucks getting that rush of anxiety as you call them to tell them that you can't come in that day, and sure, you'll haul yourself to the doctor to get a note. It sucks feeling like you're missing out on everything because you're throat won't cooperate and let you communicate like a human. It ESPECIALLY sucks working in two food service jobs, because then you know that if YOU were a customer at a restaurant, and the person handing you/making YOUR food sounded like a frog, you'd think twice about enjoying that food.
Now that I'm 21, maybe I will finally stop having the immune system of an infant. If not, I need to start working harder at taking care of myself because this clearly isn't working for me.
What do you like to do on your sick days? Is it also hard for you to want to call in sick?