Sadly the show must go on... no matter how nasty you, the designer, feel. At least neither of my shows is opening in the next few days, so I have a little bit of time to drink tea on the sofa and baby this cold today. Tomorrow I absolutely have to be in Fort Worth to direct leaves going up - that's for Soccer Mom. I brought home three different signs to paint for Collapse. Those can wait till Wednesday.
Image = several public domain images + sketches
This dilemma of projects going forward whether you need a sick day or not is hardly unique to theater. The world is full of deadlines. Perhaps it is more awkward though for anyone who is self-employed - there's just no one to hand your work off too. Ever.
The lesson children?