Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

It's pretty obvious.

I 'splained the seven-week medical double-dipping to my boss...

Boss: "Do you not want to take sick time to help deal with this, physically? Or do you just not have any to take?"

Me: "I really don't have any. The appointments themselves are taking up all of my sick time!"

Boss: "When's your appointment today?"

Me: "Two. I'll eat at my desk to make up an hour, if that's okay..."

Boss: "Sure. Which appointment is this one?"

Me: "General practitioner. The neurologist can't figure out why I'm still losing weight, so they've told me that I need to go to a GP. They did tests on liver, kidney, and thyroid, but they're still stumped..."

Boss: "Well, those are the big ones..."

Me: "Yeah. I'm relieved to know that it's not that."

Boss: "Still... is there a way we could work a little time off to help you get some rest?"

Me: "Well, I've thought of short-term disability - but the semester's about to start."

Boss: "That's right... the timing would be terrible."

Me: "Yep. I mean, I could take lunches at my desk so I could leave early when I need to..."

Boss: "That's not good for you... I don't know. We'll think about this."

Is good that she is concerned.

Sucks that it's so obvious that my body isn't coping.

Ray of hope in the idea of short-term disability... or going part-time (but over 30 hours so's not to lose benefits) for a couple of weeks maybe. Less money, but I'm confident that my parents would help us meet our expenses for a brief time.

It's just... good to know that I don't have to Iron-Man it all day, that my issue is acknowledged and assistance is being considered.

And she's a little freaked out that they have me on so MUCH medicine. "Have they weighed you? Don't they understand how small you are? That's so much medicine!"
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