I’m feeling much better this morning, but this rotation makes me so sleepy! On Thursday I worked until 3am. I had to be in lab at 8am on Friday because my research project from last month still requires me to come in once a week. I left the lab around 12:30 and had to be back in the hospital at 3pm-midnight Friday night.
I was tired.
Luckily, I had yesterday off and so I was able to go to bed at 8pm. I want all the sleep.
I’ve noticed that even though I’m tired, I don’t notice it at all when I’m at the hospital. If I’m busy seeing patients, I feel energized and happy to be there. I actually stayed about 45 minutes after midnight on Saturday because I had a patient come in REALLY sick and I was so worried I didn’t want to go home!
I guess that’s a good thing? If the hospital is slow and I’m not doing anything, then I get really tired. But as long as I’m seeing patients, I’m good to go!
When I came back in on Saturday I immediately went to see what happened with my sick patient from Friday night. I had felt so terrible leaving them, I wanted to go back and say hello. This patient was now in the ICU so I snuck in to see how they were doing. That’s when I realized that Emergency Medicine isn’t for me. I couldn’t let go of that patient. I wanted to keep following their progress. It would be difficult for me to never know what happens to the people I see in the ER for a few hours. Did they do okay? Did I help? Was my plan the right one?
I’m just not cut out for it! Good thing I’m doing ophthalmology 🙂
I’ve also been doing okay with eating on a somewhat regular schedule. I normally just pack one big meal to eat in the middle of my shift and that works for me as long as I’ve eaten right before I get to the hospital at the start of my shift.
I grabbed a Quest bar the other day because I was in a hurry. The new cookies and cream flavor is gooooood.
I’ve mentioned before that I shouldn’t buy bars and it’s true. I could eat 3 of these without even thinking about it! They’re like candy!
As for workouts, I managed to get in 3 good workouts during the week, but I didn’t do anything on Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday (too
lazy sleepy). Because yesterday was my day off, I decided to do a full 2 hour workout and count it as 2 workouts. That way I can say I did 5 days last week. I can do that right?
I started with 45 minutes on the stairs. 45 minutes is A LOT for me on those things. I used to only last for 20 minutes. Watching Nashville on my phone makes it easier 😉
Then I ran on the treadmill for 20 minutes but my knees didn’t feel awesome so I got off and switched to the elliptical.
I finished my workout with some time on the spin bike. Does anyone else think that using the pedal to stretch your calves feels so amazing?
After a few minutes of abs I went to sit in the sauna. It’s my favorite place in the gym I think.
Now I’m back to work! Luckily I have Wednesday off this week; it’s going to be the best day ever because my mom is coming up and my wedding dress is in! We are going to have our first fitting and I am sooooo excited!
I hope you have a wonderful Monday!!!