By sick - 06/01/2011 12:21 - United States

Today, I was at the nursing home I work at, and my boss asked me if I'm serious about my job, telling me that I've been acting strange and not working hard enough. She wants to drug test me. The real reason I'm not 100% is because I have a stomach ulcer from the stress of working there. FML
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Fyl brah. Just tell your boss what's happening because of your job

nayeli760 0

FYL for having a stomach ulcer and being stressed. YDI for making your life even more complicated by not explaining to your boss.


fjretsel 1

life up your shirt to show her

Nah, the boss will register that as sexual harassment. Stomach ulcers are not visible through the skin, lol, so it renders the action useless.

Fyl brah. Just tell your boss what's happening because of your job

Me_iz_a_Bboy 0
revan546 24

Stomach Ulcers are caused by the bacteria Heliobacter Pylori. You may want to consider taking some antibiotics OP lol.

Well try explaining that to your boss then? Not difficult to do..

perdix 29

Ironic. You are TOO serious about your job. Relax, take it easy and don't worry too much. Those people are on death's door anyways, so what if you screw up and they clock out a few days early?

kcrnpl 0

it's her license if she screws up. so what if someone clocks out a few days early??? are u kidding?? how about a lawsuit??!!! I deal with the same stresses and same job. it's hard! my advice, tell your boss what's up. don't let them give u crap on top of the crap they already dump on you.

its ok, there will be plenty of people in deaths queue to fill up the beds!

perdix 29

kcrnpl, How's anyone going to know if she screws up? It's not like anyone expected a different outcome -- the timing might be a bit unexpected, but what can you expect when they pay the staff so handsomely? CTFD, both you and the OP.

Clearly, you're a doctor. *For all those intellectually challenged - please make note of the sarcasm*. I have a stomach ulcer. It's brought on by stress. You're a moron. Chin up OP. Explain the situation, agree to the drug test, and show your boss your medical certificate. Any further stress will aggravate it and make things worse.

The general consensus these days is that most ulcers are caused by H. pylori bacterial infection. I had one and had to undergo a round of heavy antibiotics to get rid of it. From No single cause has been found for ulcers. However, it is now clear that an ulcer is the end result of an imbalance between digestive fluids in the stomach and duodenum. Ulcers can be caused by: * Infection with a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) * Use of painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn, and others), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Midol, and others), and many others available by prescription. Even aspirin coated with a special substance can still cause ulcers. * Excess acid production from gastrinomas, tumors of the acid producing cells of the stomach that increases acid output; seen in Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

alwaysandforever_fml_fml 0

Actually, the guys who discovered it was mostly due to a bacterium, Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2005...

BethysMom 0

FYI Stomach Ulcers are caused by stress my boyfriend has one and thats what the doctor told him. Sorry.

All of you are correct. Stomach ulcers are in fact caused by a bacteria. A bacteria that approximately 75% of the worlds population already has, but stress causes the protective lining in your stomach to weaken. Therefore that bacteria can cause a stomach ulcer.

Not *quite*. Stress has a noticeable, albeit relatively small, effect on the immune system which can exacerbate existent issues. As such, stress contributes to, but in no way causes, both ulcers and diminishing of stomach lining.

I am no doctor, but I recently watched a documentary about stress, and from what I understand, stress does contribute.

traze 7

Look for another job.( ̄(工) ̄)

Ninjafriends 1

You would imagine that taking the simplest, most logical, most effective route would be an easy decision. Somehow, the OP feels it's necessary to make things complicated. She wants a bigger ulcer.

now she's going to find out why poor old Harry in 12B hasn't been responding to his medication....she's going to find it in your system. stomach ulcers my arse!

get a job where it doesnt cause you bodily harm to work there and I guarantee youll be a much more productive employee. YDI for staying at a beyond sucky job.

gtrgdss 0

just remember- you can't buy back good health! get outta there fast!!!

nayeli760 0

FYL for having a stomach ulcer and being stressed. YDI for making your life even more complicated by not explaining to your boss.