Sunday, July 11, 2010

Getting sick while on the College Program

Well it happened I got extremely ill.  Well more of what happened was an asthma attack that landed me in the ER.  I did not know I had it, but evidently I do haha.  Anyways what happened in on Friday when I was getting ready to head to work I started having a real hard time breathing and I thought it was actually an allergy attack cause that happens to me, only thing different is that I was not coughing uncontrollably, it was more my lungs.  So I rushed home to my inhaler and took a couple of puffs but that did not help at all. So I took a benadryl and it knocked me out for a while.  I managed to be able to call into work and say that I could not come in.

Well all night long I had troubles breathing and was not doing well at all, it was getting scary.  So that morning I called in again and went into the ER.  Turns out it was an astma attack, and it was close to turning into pneumonia...go thing I went in!!  So I have an inhaler for allergy attacks and for asthma attacks now - yup 2 diff ones.  And now I am also on a mad to take down the swelling in my lungs.  The doc also wanted me to take today off from work as well.  Yes 3 days...Scary thing to have to do!

But I did learn that you can call 3 days in a row sick and only receive one point for those days.  Sometimes you can do longer if you have a doc note.  I have one just in case that I need to take to health services so they have it.

I did call my managers to let them know what was going on.  They were very thankful for this!!  My best advice is just let your managers know what all is going on and get on their good side.  It was good for me to tell them so they did not think that I was just calling out to be a slacker, but I had no choice.  Paul was the one I talked to and I told him exactly what happened.  He was very understanding!!  This also covers me for if I have troubles while at work tomorrow they will be more willing to work with me to help me out in any way they can.

So yeah, that is my advice to everyone out there!! Keep in contact with your managers about things!!!!

Hope everyone is having a magical weekend!


Vivianne said...

I'm glad everything's worked out for you! I have asthma too so I'm scared itll get in the way of me working but I'll def remember this blog if that happens. I hope u feel better soon!

Megan said...

Wow, that's really scary! I'm glad you're alright. Thanks for the advice.

Dana said...

Thanks for the advice, I have Asthma to. I hope you feel better. I had a bad experience like this and my old job.
Thanks for telling us about the points I would have never guessed that.

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