I've had two and a half weeks Easter holiday time off work, which means no contact with the regular people l talk to, no walking, no work, no walking the dog, no routine.
Went back to work Monday - alone- couldn't do alot as maintenance men hadn't finished what they had to do. Went for a brief chat with some of the girls.
Have had a sore throat since previous Thursday which has developed into a cold. Left work before lunchtime as there was nothing else l could do. Saw my line manager who said he'd see me next Monday. Dept. boss away. Told line manager l'd be back in 2 days so other stuff could be done.
Since returning home cold has increased and worsened, achy, coughing, lethargic, generally felt like crap, slept for 2 days. Due back in tomorrow l week on from start of cold/ viral infection.!!
I have no voice, still coughing, not sleeping at night, drugs keep me awake, but make me feel OK-ish!!
Mental state, - questionable. Not feeling 100%, thought of going to work alone - scary. Next week when every ones back in will be fine. This week horrible.
Worried what people will think, don't think any ones even noticed I'm not in, have no contact at all, no ones text, or phoned to see if I'm OK or ask where l am. Obviously not missed.
Will go in Friday do what needs doing before Monday. Need a bath and to change clothes I've been in for 3 days!!!!
Need to raise my confidence, need to push myself as no one else will. Monday even if l feel rough can hide behind politeness and good manners. Tuesday will be busy and back in the game of my working routine- 6 day weeks for next 5 weeks. From two and half weeks off- nigh on 3 and half weeks to 5 weeks on work routine, hustle and bustle of normality where there is no time for anxiety.