Don't get me wrong - I LOVE calling out of work because I'm sick...
I just hate actually having to suffer through it.
I get sinus infections like a teenager gets pimples, so you think I would be used to it. But they seem to be getting worse and worse.
Yesterday and today I called out. Sweating between chills spells, fever, sore throat, sinus pressure and congestion, headache and neckache...
Sounds fluish but whenever I go to the doctor, there is nothing they can do. It's always viral, and it's always best for me to tough it out.
I use the Neti Pot religiously, and I gargle with salt water after each neti usage.
I also use Airborne, but I highly advise AGAINST the generic store-brand imposters. They taste TERRIBLE! And Airborne isn't that delicious to begin with. So imagine the horror of an "orange" flavored off-brand.
Oh, and Airborne's Hot Apple Cider nighttime version tastes like vomit. Straight out of the belly.