Last night was interesting. I ended up having a headache throughout the night and in the morning. I took a Trazodone to help me sleep with all of the caffeine I ingested last night. Well, I ended up waking up feeling hung over. I e-mailed my boss and told him I wasn’t very pretty from a headache hangover and I’d be in later. Honestly, it was like a dementor was sucking my brain out of my temple.
So I get into work today and I get no type of negative feedback from my boss on coming in late. He could really care less from what I can tell (until review time). My other coworker who thinks they are my supervisor at times was really stinky to me. I wanted to tell them to go suck an egg.
Here is my dilemma. Short of opening your medical records to your employer, how can you prove your sick days without making your boss jaded during reviews? Lets be honest, the healthiest survive and the sickies don’t get the raises because we actually use the company benefit called sick time. People who don’t get migraines can’t understand the nature of the recurrences, remissions, and cork screw in the head feelings. Getting up in the middle of the day and leaving just isn’t kosher when your boss doesn’t understand. I honestly haven’t researched if I need a doctors excuse to cover my sick days under the law. I just can’t afford copays for a doctor to tell me that I am suffering from a migraine to get a written excuse from my employer.
Now that I’m on break for school, I’ve been reading more of other peoples’ blogs. It’s amazing how different our experiences are but yet still similar enough. My neurologist said that migraines are a class of head pain that still to this day cannot yet be explained in every case. It bothers me that because I have pain in the head that they are classified as migraines; yet no conventional therapy does it just right. What a weird ailment, honestly. He told me if these are cluster headaches that they could come and go with periods of a year or less. Lovely.
Well I should pretend to work. I didn’t have coffee this morning, but I have a diet cola from the vending machine. It should help. It feels like I have my Topamax goggles on today so I cannot wait for what is in store.