My aunt died last weekend. We had the memorial for her on Sunday. We didn't get home in time for me to get to work yesterday, so I just texted in and took the day. Ever since Sunday, my left arm and heart have intermittently hurt. My heart feels like someone has a vice grip on it, my shoulder feels somewhat sore and like someone's sticking a needle in it, and my left hand goes numb. Not exactly something that would prevent me from working, but, honestly, I just don't even know. I've never experienced the death of someone close to me. To make matters worse, my mother is a complete wreck. It is her slightly younger sister, after all. We saw her before that a couple weeks ago. She was nothing but bones... She was 60 pounds...She couldn't walk. Could hardly lift her head. I had nightmares after seeing her like that. I've been having them. My mom gave me a picture that we took with her as a cancer patient, bald, weak, and looking nothing like the aunt that I've known. Anyway. I was diagnosed with M.D.D., major depressive disorder, recurrent, severe when I was 15. So, you can imagine this is especially not an easy thing for me. I just want to know if I can take a couple more days. I don't care if they pay me or not. I just want to be with my mom who's cried her eyes out so much. She hadn't cried in awhile, since the funeral, then she comes up to me and my brother with the saddest face you've ever seen and starts balling more than I've ever seen her. It's just a terribly sad time right now, and even if they don't allow me to, I'm probably not even able to come in...I was just wondering if it's okay to take a couple days for this, even though my aunt isn't an immediate family member. Oh, I looked at the other bereavement threads, but I didn't find any specifically answering this question.