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To ring in sick tomorrow because of my back?

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Goodsplatter · 26/11/2019 13:53

I’m a nurse working in a clinic. The majority of my day is spent dressing legs. Yesterday my back started to really ache. Today it’s agony, my shoulders, my arms, my neck ... I’m even get pain into my ear and my chest (right side). It’s just getting worse and worse.

If I ring in sick tomorrow it will cause chaos with patients but I’m really struggling.

I’m supposed to be at work tomorrow and Thursday (off Friday and all weekend).

Don’t know what to do 😞

OP posts:

OhHellllooooo · 26/11/2019 13:54

Yes! It sounds like if you don't, you could end up much worse... and then what will they do if you're out for a few weeks? Are you going to get physio or something?


Falafel19 · 26/11/2019 13:55

Call in sick and go to osteopath?


LaurieFairyCake · 26/11/2019 13:56

Forgive me if this is an utterly stupid suggestion but can't you go in and see the doctor/nurse prescriber etc who you actually work with and say I can't bloody move, give me drugs etc so I can work today

If they're desperate surely they will be bending over backwards to help you


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