Re: Afraid I will get fired for so many sick days :(
Make sure you have a doctor's note for your absence this time; talk to your employer about your condition. In the meantime, do you have a good exercise routine? Even walking and/or stretching? Exercise is wonderful for pain and depression control. I work full time and have had 3 days off this year myself; you'll never be a star employee with this condition, but if your employer understands, it can go a long way towards job security. I don't know about the US, but in Canada, you cannot be fired strictly for taking too many sick days off work - thus, my recommendation to get a doctor's note.