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Decissions, decissions...
delirium happy
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I'm currently debating with myself the pros and cons of going into university tomorrow. I haven't bee in at all this week.

On the one hand, I think that if push cam to shove and I really had to, I would probably be well enough to go in tomorrow. On the other hand, I'm definitely still far from right, and that combined with my fucked up sleep patterns mean there's absolutely no chance of me lasting more than half the day (I'm in from 10 until 6 on Thursdays). I also wonder if going in might over-exert myself and make me not get better as fast, whereas if I stayed home, I'd then have until Monday to heal up, and also to properly get my sleep pattern back in order.

I'm not really all that comfortable with the thought of missing an entire week's worth of work though. But on the other hand, much of it will be catch-upable from notes on the web, handouts and textbooks, and I suspect that if I go in tomorrow, I won't really unerstand what's going on anyway.

Then there's the issue of work. If I go in tomorrow, I can hand in the work that was meant to be in on Monday. Of course, that would mean that I would actually have to do the work first, which is not entirely appealing. If I don't go back until Monday, then I'm not sure whether I will or not. My uni runs a system whereby for short-term illnesses you can sign a self-certification note to be excused, but for longer illnesses, you need a doctor's note. I know the cut off point is one week, but I'm not sure whether it's less than or less than or equal to. I can't get a doctor's note, because I haven't been to see a doctor. I already know damn well that it's a viral infection and can be cured by rest, lots of fluids, etc. and don't need to make myself feel crappy by draggging myself to a doctor's thank you very much. On the other hand, if they decide to just give me 0 for the work due in on Monday, then it only counts for something like 1% of my overall mark for the year so to be perfectly honest, I don't give a damn.

In generl, I think I'm tending towards staying home, but let's do a poll!

Poll #429755 Should I stay or should I go now?

I should:

Stay home
24(85.7%)
Go in
4(14.3%)

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Do you not know anyone who would be willing to take the work in for you? Post it to uni if you don't, thereby having shown even though you're ill you've made the effort?

I'm one of the dissenters that says you should go in. Then again, I'm just now remembering that you're SICK and not just sick. So can I change my answer? By all means though, email your prof if possible and see if there's some way you can hand in the work (that you absolutely *should* do) electronically.

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Stay home and recover... My university usually requires a doctors note after one week, but in the winter they'll accept a longer self certification as the uni medical service kicked off about people making appointments while ill just to get notes... If they moan, go see a GP retrospectively, most of them will give you a note if you explain symptoms and treatment (sleep etc)...

The other thing is that many people go back to work/uni too soon, hence pass on infectious skank onto other people. I read that many doctors advise people stay at home till they are 48 - 72 hours symptom free to ensure they are not infectious and that they are properly recovered from being ill...

You are far from stupid, you can do your course without too much difficulty and as you say iff they decided to be arsey then you could fuck off the grade and not care much. I went back too soon after nasty fresher's flu once and regretted it, since then I have never had hassle with >1 week off.

Natalya


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