My back hurts so bad right now, its been going on for 4 days now and its getting worse. Today, even if I sit it still hurts. Even laying down doesn't help, makes it even worse when I get up. About 2 months ago I promised myself that I would do good in my job. That no matter what happens I will not miss work. I now realized that I should at least allow myself the benefit of getting sick.
The hardest part is deciding whether you're still fit to work or give it a rest. In the line of work I am in right now, you're actions will literally affect other people. Your share of the workload for the day will be distributed to others and it is eating me up because I should be there.
After 2 hours of thinking it over, I've finally come to a decision to just give myself a rest. Consult the doctor about my back and rest. My back still hurts even as I write this down and its giving me one hell of a time. But what really bothers me is that I might have disappointed my supervisors and for that I am truly sorry. Indeed I am, no pay, lower scores and I might have to spend something just to go the doctor and for my medicines.
Lesson learned? It's not good to be sick, so take care of yourself.