To think that if you go home sick...

(54 Posts)
loveulotslikejellytots Tue 21-Jan-14 12:09:18

You don't go to the gym that evening. I'm feeling generally crap, but of a cold, headache, hot and cold etc. just not comfy at work. My (lovely) boss has told me to go home.

I' exalted DH to say I'll be at home, he's asked if I'm coming to the gym tonight? If I feel the way I do now then I won't be, but he said if I feel better i could go.

AIBU to think that's just not on?

loveulotslikejellytots Tue 21-Jan-14 12:10:16

I called DH, not exalted!

Middleagedmotheroftwo Tue 21-Jan-14 12:11:33

If I am off sick I don't even like popping to the supermarket - though sick people need milk too!

I would hate to be spotted out and about by someone from work whilst off sick - even though sick people need to do shopping etc. I'd feel like they'd think I was malingering.

Freyalright Tue 21-Jan-14 12:14:37

Some people,my dad and others (normally old school thinkers), believed you can sweat off a flu.

ChrisTheSheep Tue 21-Jan-14 12:16:45

Personally I wouldn't go to the gym, though I have gone to the supermarket when off sick, due to the whole "needing food and/or medicine thing". To be honest, if you're really under the weather, I'd say you're better off resting or sleeping than going to the gym.

yanbu, If you are ill enough to not be ble to work you can't excercise. Also staying home is for those around you too (don't make them sick if you can avoid it)

loveulotslikejellytots Tue 21-Jan-14 12:17:13

Middle - that's a bit different though, like you said you need milk and food.

I just think that if someone from work spotted me it would look a bit dodgy?

loveulotslikejellytots Tue 21-Jan-14 12:17:52

Does that work Freya? I'd be happy to give it a go if it works!

Chocotrekkie Tue 21-Jan-14 12:18:02

If I sent someone home sick I would be a bit hmm if they went to the gym later that day.

Shop for milk/painkillers ok but def not gym.

I have been advised by my doctor that going to the gym etc whilst you have a cold can be very bad for you long term.
It can leave scarring on your heart or something.

Longdistance Tue 21-Jan-14 12:20:13

My dh goes for a long hard run. It seems to work, but he's a rugby player. His cold lasts a day, he runs it off and it's gone.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Tue 21-Jan-14 12:21:57

If I'm off sick I go home and don't go out! What if someone saw me?

I do think if you're feeling that ill then you really should stay at home, if not then you should be at work. Unless you've got something like conjunctivitis or impetigo in which are its just contagious rather than you actually being sick.

RainbowBob Tue 21-Jan-14 12:26:51

Sounds just like my DH. I had trapped nerve in my neck a few weeks back and he couldn't understand why I was skipping my dance class... Ermmmm... because it bloody hurts?! He says the same thing when I cry off because of colds/coughs etc... It's like living with a Sergeant Major.

pigsDOfly Tue 21-Jan-14 12:40:50

I also understood that exercising when you've got a cold can cause health problems long term.

And as for exercising to 'sweat of flu', if you've got flu, as oppose to a cold, you won't be going anywhere, you'll be too ill and confined to bed.

Finola1step Tue 21-Jan-14 12:51:21

If you are too ill to be in work, then you are too ill to be out and about except for emergency trip to the shops or to the GP.

Stay at home and keep your virus away from others.

BillyBanter Tue 21-Jan-14 12:52:34

If you have the cold you should not go to the gym, even if you do feel okish tonight.

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 21-Jan-14 13:05:36

loveyoulotslikejellytots (great name, by the way!) I, too, have heard that you could do damage to your heart by exercising when you are ill - it is absolutely not worth taking the risk on this occasion , or any other. Better safe than sorry!

On a much less serious note, I would also want to avoid being seen out anywhere, after being sent home ill from work. Doesn't look good!

Let your partner go by himself and you stay at home and take it easy.


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Bettercallsaul1 Tue 21-Jan-14 13:09:04

RainbowBob sounds like tough love! (Hope he's got other, redeeming features!)

manicinsomniac Tue 21-Jan-14 13:09:26

well, I would go to the gym with a cold, headache etc.

But then I wouldn't go home from work with those illnesses (nor would I be sent home for them)

Davsmum Tue 21-Jan-14 13:17:54

You should not go to the gym if you feel ill - Apart from anything else you would be spreading your virus or whatever it is!

Too ill to work - too ill for the gym I would have thought - even if you DO feel a bit better.

pussycatdoll Tue 21-Jan-14 13:19:57

If I went home sick & then was seen later on at The gym I'd get the sack

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 21-Jan-14 13:20:12

I think the fact that the OP has been feeling "hot and cold" sounds like she has a fever,so more than a cold.

pointythings Tue 21-Jan-14 14:08:30

If I'm ill enough to go home from work then my bed is the only place I want to be. With a possible stop off at the pharmacy for painkillers.

manic some colds can come with high fevers, aches and pains and general flu-like symptoms. Doesn't mean they're flu, but it does mean they are not 'just a cold'. If you have a fever, you should not exercise. The OP is clearly ill enough to be sent home so should not be going to the gym until fully recovered.

FuckingWankwings Tue 21-Jan-14 14:20:46

Exercising with a temperature is supposed to put more strain on the heart, and presumably on the body generally.

I'd stay in and rest, OP. Never mind whether it 'looks dodgy'; looking after yourself is more important to worry about than that.

manicinsomniac Tue 21-Jan-14 14:46:35

pointythings - sure but that doesn't sound like the case here. The OP didn't decide to leave work herself, she was sent home. And she is considering the gym later. Therefore my assumption is that she is mildly-moderately ill not really ill.

I was just saying that I would both work and go to the gym with the symptoms described above. I wouldn't do either if I was really ill.

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