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Feel so guilty about missing work this afternoon

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Vida32 Tue 15-Nov-16 11:00:26

So today at work is a big meeting that happens only 3 times a year. I'm not usually in charge of this but I am on this occasion. About half a dozen people travel from across the country to attend as well as ten or so local but busy people. I was feeling really quite good about it yesterday and well prepared.
Then I woke up at 1 and started vomiting. I thought it was just oddly timed morning sickness + a bit of nerves at first. I'm 15 weeks but I'm still being sick at least once a week. But it kept going and by 8 I'd had a bit of broken sleep and lost count of the number of times I'd vomited. I think about 10. I'd had diarrhoea too 3-4 times.
When I still couldn't keep a drink down at 9 I decided I couldn't go in and sent some emails asking people to arrange cover. Since then I have managed half a glass of water, a couple of sips of squash and a bite of a cracker, so I feel like I'm on the mend.
I just feel so guilty to leave everyone in the lurch like this. The meeting is this afternoon and as I've just started to feel better I was hoping I could go but DH is telling me not to.
I feel gutted about missing the opportunity to be responsible for something we've been planning for some time too.
But I guess it would be a bit crazy to go given that I might throw up again?

haveacupoftea Tue 15-Nov-16 12:58:14

Bad timing but when you're sick you're sick! Feel better soon.

Spam88 Tue 15-Nov-16 13:07:09

It would be crazy to go in when you're still feeling poorly, and I don't think your colleagues would be too grateful if you went in and spread whatever virus you've picked up. Hope you feel better soon flowers

PeachBellini123 Tue 15-Nov-16 16:46:59

I know how you feel. I feel quilty having time off work but just remember your baby is completely dependent on you for survival - he or she needs you to be well!

And if it is a bug no colleague will want to catch it.

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