= not something I typically do. For obvious reasons.
BUT. I just finished a crazy week of call. Our office *is* open (they had announced closure but then reopened and called patients to see if they wanted to come in — and some did). However, I asked that they not reschedule my patients for today because quite honestly – the last week left me beyond drained and the idea of driving in tropical storm (not hurricane, but still) winds made me nervous and I just needed to not do it.
However, I have plenty of work to do, including patient phone calls, documentation, and GME-related stuff. And our nanny was willing/able to come in (I am grateful that she has far less weather-related anxiety than I do). So I have been sitting on my bed for the past 3 hours and you know what?
I was extremely productive. Thus far I:
- Called several patients with results / dose adjustments
- Wrote chart notes on several other patient results that did not require phone calls
- Contact our residents to give them prep assignments for our quarterly check-in meetings
- Contacted my former Duke colleagues to ask for help on a complicated bone case
- Edited a poster abstract one of the residents is working on with me (a case report, which is not the fancy kind of research, but still I’m proud of both of us for doing it!)
- Responded to several GME-related emails & messages
There is something to be said for uninterrupted time focused on work. I rarely get this because I am a social person and end up talking to people, plus my phone is always ringing and I don’t often close my office door (but maybe I need to start doing that).
The storm should be pretty much out of our area completely by tomorrow, and the kids will return to school (and me to work at work). But I am happy that I was able to be productive from home!
My only current problem is that my feet keep falling asleep from sitting with them outstretched on the bed.
Well. 3 days into this daily blogging journey and I sort of feel like it’s 2009 again.