This week I took an extra day off in order to spend a long weekend biking in Allegheny park in NY/PA. I took ONE DAY and came home to 40 messages in my EMR inbox and a backlog of crap to deal with. My stress level shot up to 13/10. Maybe even 20/10. I felt like I never left. I hope my 2 week vacation doesn't end up this way.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Monday, September 09, 2013
I hate getting ready for vacation because it means:
1) doing more call in preparation for vacation so you can get the time off
2) making extensive handover notes on all OB patients just in case they crash and burn while I'm away
3) stressing about packing
4) worrying about crashing in a ball of fire and dying on the flight over
5) worrying that I'm going to forget something when packing
at 5:55 PM
Saturday, September 07, 2013
If your stomach has become noisier in the last 2 months and you are worried, fear not, I will do nothing about it when you come to see me. Staying home would probably be a better thing to do.
at 4:55 PM
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Over the past week my GI system has started seriously rebelling - painful gas one day, GERD, diarrhea. Each on their very own day and not at all related to what I have eaten (I think). I don't feel particularly stressed but I have started forgetting things and putting the milk in the cupboard, so maybe I'm just ignoring my stress better...
at 5:14 PM