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To have called in sick today?

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namechanging99 Tue 31-Jan-17 08:35:35

I feel like a dick because I'm not sick as such just incredibly anxious.

I'm on the 2 week wait for results of an MRI which will tell me if I have bone cancer or not.

I have a week left. I've worked since the test but I was awake all night I feel horribly anxious and teary and all sorts of horrible scenarios keep running through my head. I just want to hibernate. My sick record isn't the greatest due to some time off recently with leg pain (what the scan is for)

Everything seems other worldly right now.

hahahaIdontgetit Tue 31-Jan-17 08:37:18

No not at all unreasonable, be kind to yourself, I hope you get good news.

harderandharder2breathe Tue 31-Jan-17 08:38:35

Anxiety is an illness. If it's so bad you've not slept and wouldn't be able to do your job then yanbu to call in sick

dowhatnow Tue 31-Jan-17 08:42:28

Go easy on yourself. It's a worrying time. Have the doctors mentioned bone cancer as a possibility or you maybe catastrophising?

pinkblink Tue 31-Jan-17 08:43:53

Have you got someone in work you can speak to? A manager, personnel? I'm sure they will be quite understanding at a time like this, good luck and hope your week goes quickly

namechanging99 Tue 31-Jan-17 08:44:17

I have an existing condition which makes bone cancer more likely. This particular lump is large, painful and makes it harder to move my leg. I've had these come up before and have been benign.. however this one feels bad hence the MRI.

dowhatnow Tue 31-Jan-17 08:46:51

Bless you. Hopefully it's fine. Try sleeping tablets from the doctor to get you through the wait.

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Tue 31-Jan-17 08:50:22

It's completely reasonable to be anxious in your situation, and it's not surprising that you're not fit to go to work. Be kind to yourself, and everything crossed for the MRI results.

WayfaringStranger Tue 31-Jan-17 09:02:42

YANBU and you are ill. Be kind to yourself. flowers I hope the results are negative for bone cancer.

Megatherium Tue 31-Jan-17 09:03:47

No, of course it's not unreasonable, and certainly today it sounds like you need to try to rest. However, you may find it easier to get through the wait by working because it may take your mind off things a bit.

chewingawasp Tue 31-Jan-17 09:07:50

YANBU. I was signed off with anxiety whilst waiting for tests and results and couldn't focus on work (the doctor expected cancer).
Hope your results are ok flowers

user1481271611 Tue 31-Jan-17 09:08:10

YANBU it's a worrying time. flowers not sure if this helps but when my dad had his mri in the morning, in the afternoon he was called by the hospital and said he had to see his go first thing the next day. And that was when he was diagnosed with cancer and it was in his bones.

chewingawasp Tue 31-Jan-17 09:10:51

I have found that test results are usually in a lot quicker than they say. My specialist could view my scan results the same day.
It might be worth contacting your consultant to express your concerns and to see if they have the details already.

MuddyMoose Tue 31-Jan-17 09:30:04

Definitely not unreasonable. I hope you get good news OP flowers

OhhBetty Tue 31-Jan-17 11:06:16

Yanbu at all op. I wake up every hour with anxiety and would definitely be off work of I could afford it. Hoping you have good news. Just try and take it easy flowers

namechanging99 Tue 31-Jan-17 19:12:16

Thank you all so much for the good thoughts. I'll probably call my consultant on Friday just to see. The results are next Tuesday.

user1481271611 Fri 03-Feb-17 11:31:33

Good luck today. flowers

han01uk Fri 03-Feb-17 11:33:25

Good luck. What an agonising wait. Perhaps you should he signed off with stress while you wait? I know work can take your mind off things sometimes but sounds like you should be looking after yourself X

NeedMoreSleepOrSugar Fri 03-Feb-17 11:41:01

Good luck.

I'm a manager and have suggested staff take time off in this type of situation. Usually I've been able to arrange it so that they get paid for it and it doesn't affect sick or annual leave. YANBU. If your manager is supportive, it may be helpful for you in the longer term (whatever the test results) to explain to them.

TheCatsMother99 Fri 03-Feb-17 11:45:08

YANBU at all.

Good luck & be kind to yourself.

Babybubblescomingsoon Fri 03-Feb-17 16:23:38

Not at all, you needed time to yourself and didn't need the stress of having work today. That is completely normal. Hope it all turns out of for you OP flowers

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