I feel much better today, mentally and physically. My shoulder doesn’t hurt. My energy feels normal. I don’t feel like I need to nap all day. Hooray! I guess the extra rest worked. Luckily this has been a very quiet call weekend. I’ve answered a few quick calls, but I haven’t had to go into the hospital yet! I feel INCREDIBLY happy about that. In truth, about 25% of my call weekends are like this. 25% are very busy. The other 50% are reasonable but still require in-person rounds on at least someone.
(Interestingly, my last call weekend in April was very busy, especially with new onset diabetes patients who all showed up quite sick and in need of ICU care. Probably because people had understandably been scared to get checked before things became dire. But I guess maybe now we’ve cleared most of this backlog.)
I started to enter panic mode when I felt a hint of sore throat yesterday but . . . it never amounted to anything. I was mostly horrified about the prospect of having to be tested, quarantined, etc. It’s not that I’m terrified of getting COVID19 — I mean, maybe I should be. But I am an otherwise healthy 39.99 year old (literally, lol) PLUS I have my suspicions that we all already had it (the cough referred to in this post). I certainly don’t want to give it to anyone else. But coming down with it personally is not something I worry much about.
(No, I haven’t gotten my antibodies tested. Josh has jokingly offered that rather than shell out for a test I can pay $150 for him to flip a coin and provide me with a ‘result’ that is about as useful as the out-of-pocket testing currently available right now, and he’s got a point.)
ANYWAY. I did not set out to write a viral-themed post; my apologies! Our nanny did work this weekend (both parents on call) but she only ended up coming in for 3 hours today, during which I swam with the big kids (phone poolside of course in case of work calls/secure texts coming through). For a call weekend . . . it has actually been quite nice.
I am going to try to restart 80DO tomorrow. I am just going to start over at Day 1 because a) I did almost nothing last week due to shoulder, then tiredness, etc and b) there’s no rush, is there!