I had such grand plans yesterday! I had told myself that if I had loose ends tied up, I would leave at 5 and then sneak in a quick run before walking in the door.
It was looking good until 4 pm when I received 4 simultaneous consults. Woah! I actually took it fairly well. I initially felt myself panic, but then realized — WAIT! Our nanny is okay to stay. There is no newborn waiting to be nursed. NOTHING will fall apart if I have to stay at work a little later.
And I did, and it was fine. I was a bit stressed because I was a little worried about a patient, but they ended up doing very well, so whew.
Hours worked: 8:40 – 7:15 with an hour in there talking to my sister/parents/eating lunch. So, 9.5 hours. Not even that many hours.
Overnight calls: Just one at 3 am on some labs (I had asked the nurse call if values were outside of certain parameters); I put in an order & went back to sleep. Not too bad!
Grade: B+. Mostly because my coping mechanisms involved sugar/carbs and scrolling rather than exercise + reading. But I’m not on call ALLL that much anymore, so maybe I should just let myself cope in the ways that feel good. Meh.
I am in the hospital now with one more patient to see (this is my break!), and then I am going to head home. I am going to get in a run, too, if I can! We will see.
Once Tuesday morning runs around, I’ll be done with call until April! I can see the light at the end already. Yay.
PS: Josh is in charge of the kids this weekend, though I did hire a babysitter for this AM 8a – 12p. He said he was “looking forward to it.” Which is not exactly how I feel about solo weekends, but hey — more power to him! I will report back on their adventures.