Log in
British Liver Trust
14,479 members7,161 posts

After your Knowledge

So I think I know what your gonna say but because I feel pretty ‘normal’ most of the time I’m asking for your ‘what would you do in my situation’ answers. I am 16/17 months on the transplant list. I don’t feel well, burning sick feeling in my poor tummy. I am meant to be driving Portsmouth to Luton to deliver a 4 hour training course tomorrow and then driving back. What’s your thoughts? I don’t feel very well right now....what would you do?

32 Replies
oldestnewest

I wouldn't go. xx

7 likes
Reply

Thank you. X

Reply

Hi Chelle, like you say, you probably know the answer to this one. It's a no go for me. However, you still feel the need to ask, are you worried about what work will say? X

6 likes
Reply

Thank you. I’m not worried about work. I’m just conscious. I try not to take time off (not actually taken anytime off and I’ve been with them almost 2 years) I just feel guilty for being poorly...x

Reply

Well, your work ethic is admirable. Can't help but feel like it's an ethic that isn't serving you well right now. No medals will be won let's face it. Here's the deal, you put your health first and I promise to do the same next time I need to rest up. X

7 likes
Reply

No go Michelle you got to be in the best of health to have your transplant and you could aggravate whatever is going on by travelling. You should also see your gp x. Feel better soon

9 likes
Reply

Thank you. That makes sense....I hope your doing ok xx

4 likes
Reply

I doing good thanks... You make sure you ring your gp anything small to us can end up bigger if we're not careful x

5 likes
Reply

Hi chelle, sorry your not feeling too good hun. Well i think you know what i am going to say..think of no1.. not worth the risk chelle xx i am sure work will totally understand x

7 likes
Reply

Thank you. I’m sure they will I appreciate it x

2 likes
Reply

Your most welcome xx

1 like
Reply

I would go to the hospital to check on the burning issue , but since you probably will not do that. Is it possible to do this training course via the internet live chat or anything like that ?

🤠

6 likes
Reply

Lol. How do you know I shan’t go to the hospital? I may just heed your advice! Lol. I can rearrange the course. X

3 likes
Reply

Because you didn’t provide the hospital as a option. 😘

4 likes
Reply

😁

Reply

Hello Chelle, sorry to hear your feeling to poorly. Have you ever suffered with Hepatic Encephalopathy? It's just that I've found out that you shouldn't be driving: gov.uk/guidance/drug-or-alc...

As a matter of interest, may I ask what subject you are training on?

Regards

Richard

2 likes
Reply

I don’t suffer with HE; thankfully. Just the odd forgetful Moment or putting the iron in the fridge and not the cleaning cupboard lol....I’m

On lactose 20ml 4 x daily.

I do 3 different types of training; DSE, fire marshal & manual handling.

Thank you for the research though. I have made a point of check it out and checking with my doctors x

4 likes
Reply

That's so cool. Am right in assuming that you give this traning in care homes. I used to do some work in this sector some years back. I still know most of the care homes in South Wales.

1 like
Reply

No I deliver this training in offices. Offices attached to factories. I do enjoy it although it was never the way I intended my career to go.

1 like
Reply

You already know what I would say.

3 likes
Reply

I’ve already emailed and cancelled the course 🙂

6 likes
Reply

Good girl 😊xx

3 likes
Reply

How is this testing ones knowledge?

Reply

It’s not it’s just asking for advice that’s all....

2 likes
Reply

Just reading your message reveals the answer. You know yourself what to do. Stay safe. X

1 like
Reply

Give it a wide birth you never know how you’d feel ..x

1 like
Reply

I've just seen that you have cancelled. You needed to make the right decision yourself. Stay safe and take care of yourself. Xx

2 likes
Reply

You deffo know what I would have said and for the record you’ve made the right decision,but your work ethic is brilliant and sometimes it’s needed to simply stay sane but on the days you feel proper poo give yourself a break.

Really hope that call comes for you soon

X

4 likes
Reply

Stay home!

1 like
Reply

All my working life I would do anything not to go sick, I’d take annual leave move rest days whatever it took. All the time watching others “play the game” using sick for holidays etc.

I hated the thought of letting my employers down. I was paid to do a job and I was going to do it.

At the end of it all what did I gain? Nothing. I was taken advantage of. You don’t owe your employer anything. You can’t help being sick. It’s not your fault. Your employer has a system in place to accommodate sickness so use it.

You won’t get any thanks for working yourself into an early grave.

Look after number one.

5 likes
Reply

Your a tough lady, however that long journey would be a bridge too far, hopefully get your transplant soon 👍

1 like
Reply

I'm glad you've emailed work and that you aren't going in. Make sure you rest up. Take it easy. Xxxx

Reply

You may also like...