A mental health (and other health) day
"I'm in that frustrating position of feeling like I'm about to get sick that makes me think I would get sick if I go to the office," I just wrote to my boss. "I'll call this a 'don't get sick' day."
In other words, today's a day off, a mental health day at least, unless I get a second wind later. OK, body, it's in your court. Get better.
Meanwhile, I know at least one friend in more difficult conditions. Get better, too, friend.