a doctor tries to practice what she preaches to lose weight

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Ok this us my 4th day home sick. I am improving daily and will probably return on Friday. My husband says I should just stay home the rest of the week. I have adequate sick leave, my job is not bothering me. Why do I have such a hard time staying home?  I guess it’s ingrained  in me from childhood and then reinforced as a doctor. My dad hardly ever missed a day of work. As a doctor we’re taught in training not to take days off. Being an intern is like pledging or boot camp for a year our taught not to miss work. Even if sick. You have to be sicker than your patients to stay home. I was having a really hard time with missing so many days this week until now. My doctor just called and said I have E.Coli. I don’t feel bad about staying home now.  Mainly because this is a serious illness in kids and I don’t want to give to kids.  I admit I will log in to tie up some loose ends I feel it’s easier for me to handle. I haven’t done this all week because I was anticipating going back Friday. I have next week off already which is a blessing. It will give me time to get back to normal. It’s so hard to make me sit still but this has really knocked me down. I’ve seriously been a cough potato not even on my laptop till last night. I wrote earlier post on my phone because I could do it lying down. I feeling better every day so don’t worry;)


Comments on: "Why Is It So Hard To Stay Home Sick!" (2)

  1. Kalli and Bill said:

    e coli?! holy cow…..how do you recover from that and where might you have gotten it from?

    • It usually resolves in 5-7 days without treatment. You get it from undercooked meat but recent out breaks have been in spinach & lettuce contaminated with cow poop!!!

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