punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

I hate calling in sick.

There's a certain element of defeat when I call in sick. A kind of admittance that some virus or germ defeated me, and I am some little kid who can't control his health. There's also guilt, and fear it will make me look bad.

Yeah, this stems from my childhood where my father believed that sickness was a state of mind only, and my mother thought I was trying to fool her. Then I had some periods of my life where I got very sick due to stress, before my hypertension was diagnosed and medicated.

So, in addition to being sick, I feel horrible mentally.
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