So last week, I got sick. Just miserably sick. Couldn't move without nausea. Finally sucked it up and did the big girl thing and went to the urgent care. Urgent care goes nuts and thinks it's a "sustained appendicitis" (not a thing, btw) and rushes me off to the ER. I was feeling so yucky, and had antibiotics to take so I opted to take a personal leave of absence from work. They take time to approve the absences, but tell you to go ahead and take them. I'm so scared that I'm going to get fired when I come back, or that the leave won't be approved and I'll be responsible for the time missed. My anxiety keeps telling me that I'm getting fired no matter what, even though I was recently promoted. If I lose my job, I'm gonna be homeless, there's no way around it. I really love my job, and my evil little lizard brain keeps telling me that by taking time to heal and take care of myself, I don't deserve to keep the job I love. Thanks for reading this!