I'm the kind of person who hates being ill and, as a result, pretty much never takes sick leave. But I was off work from Friday to Tuesday, pretty ill and on antibiotics and stuff.
I dragged myself back yesterday but woke up today and felt massively achey and tired so I've concluded I went back too soon and have called in sick again.
The only thing is that, when I've rung up, no-one's answered the phone (I've tried 3 times and eventually left a message) which means the two people I work with both aren't in (one's in late today and the other one must be off ill too I assume) so there's no-one to cover the phones, let doctors know patients are there etc.
I feel massively guilty over this and am trying to resist the urge to drag myself into work to make sure everything's covered, which is obviously ridiculous as I am genuinely ill and it won't do me any good to turn up and work today as it'll just delay me making a full recovery (especially as I have to do a gig tomorrow night and film a video on Saturday, both of which'll take a lot out of me).
Does anyone else get irrationally guilty when they're off sick, no matter how genuine?