I am newly diagnosed and I started my job two weeks ago. The second week, I had so many appointments with my diabetic counselor that I had no choice but to miss work. I could not get a doctor's note. I was told I could get it next appointment with my doctor (which will be on the 3rd of this month) But I went in today and my supervisor told me he wasn't expecting me today because I've been calling in *sick* too much. I told him I was recently diagnosed with diabetes and I had no other choice but to go, my health comes first. He told me that was fine but I need a doctor's note. I told him on the 3rd, I could provide it because that's when I see my doctor. He then said I would have to bring in my doctor's note and take it up with HR to see if they'll let me come back.
I recently got an apartment with my boyfriend and now, I don't know what to do with our money situation anymore. I just want to give up but I am trying hard to be positive but it's so complicated. I am so stressed!! I also forgot to take my medication today and my blood sugar level is rising and rising *sighs*
How do you cope with stress, everyone? :(
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