(Closed) Completely embarrassed myself @ work :'(

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

If you are actually in pain and ill, don’t feel like you’ve embarassed yourself. Anybody that talks behind your back or says mean things to you because you were genuinely ill clearly has had the fortune of never having to deal with something like this.

I bet your co-workers are worried about you, or, at the very least, aren’t making a big deal about it at all.

Take care!

Post # 4
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Did the doctors check your gallbladder ?? 


Anyway, like the PP, I bet your coworkers are worried about you.  I know that if this happened to any of my coworkers I sure would be worried.

Post # 5
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Could you have stones?  Maybe gall stones?  Don’t just brush this off. 

A couple of friends of mine had these awful belly aches and then they’d pass.  I’d go see another doctor about it. 

AND don’t be embarassed.  Things happen.

Post # 6
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Your gallbladder would be toward the right side right below your ribcage. I had gallstones and had two attacks, each of which lasted 8 hours, and then subsided, so I felt totally fine between them. They should check that.

Post # 7
3552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If I found someone at work on the floor from pain I don’t think I’d be saying anything bad about them, I’d be concerned for them and hoping that they are ok. Don’t be embarassed everyone has medical issues sometimes and you need to speak up and get help at those times.

Post # 8
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh no! You should get a second opinion and document exactly how you feel, when it starts, how long it lasts each time etc. Something is definitely off. And don’t be embarrassed! This isn’t something you could control obviously, so there’s no reason to feel embarrassed about it. You want to hear embarrassing? Having a coworker walk in on you while you’re…umm…going #2 because you couldn’t hold it til you got home. Now THAT is embarrassing. Not that it’s ever happened to me before or anything…

Post # 9
4099 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Could you have stones or (I HOPE NOT) Crohns or Colitis?

Post # 10
24 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017

Well, I had the same thing happen and it turned out to be ulcers and during the endoscopy they found I had Celiac Disease, too.

You shouldn’t be embarrassed or even think twice about going back to work! Yes, it might make you feel embarrassed, but everyone in the world has gotten sick and can understand what you’re going through. Your colleages will be no different! They just want you back and healthy asap πŸ™‚ So don’t stress and feel better soon! πŸ™‚

Post # 11
1032 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with PP, get your gallbladder checked! Your pain sounds exactly like the pain I had. When I went to the hospital, my pain had worn off too, and they gave me some heartburn meds and sent me home. It was NOT heartburn. By the time they figured out it was my gallbladder, it literally had almost exploded (they called it a “hot gallbladder”…almost like a volcano.)

Just go visit your doctor, get a second opinion. They’ll probably do an ultrasound or CT of your abdomen, and some blood work. No biggie. And getting your GB removed is no big deal, it’s a very simple procedure!

Also, don’t feel embarrassed, and don’t worry about work. Your coworkers are probably worried about you! No one likes getting sick, I’m sure everyone understands πŸ™‚

Post # 12
11390 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would get a second opinion. Also if my co-worker was found like that I would be so worried for her! I would hope no one would seriously talk about someone who was found in the bathroom floor sick and in pain. I wouldn’t worry about it!

Post # 14
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Do not feel embarrassed! Everyone knows that an ill person cannot help being ill.

Your symptoms sound like mine when my ulcers peaked. I went to the ER because I thought I was having an asthma attack! My chest was burning and it was terrible. They told me that I was probably just “stressed” and that I was making it up. 

I made a follow up appointment at a real doctor’s and they found 2 big ulcers and stomach erosion.

See if the anti-acids helped. One thing that helped me was Pepto Bismal…immediate relief. (it says don’t take it if you have ulcers, but for real it was the only thing that made it feel better)

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