I’m trying to think positively about going back to work. My next visit with the Occupational health doctor takes place December 15th. As with all of my other visits to the good doctor that will be when we decide if I’m off again for a month or more or if I’m finally ready to start working on moderated hours which will gradually increase until I’m back up to 12 hours a day. Ahhhh! Yeah- 3 different 12 hour shifts in four days- that was my usual schedule. No wonder I got sicker and sicker huh?
I think to motivate myself a little bit I might go shopping for some new Nursing Scrubs. Maybe I’ll get some colorful outfits. The patients I care for usually like the uniforms that I wear to work because I like bright colors. Now normally, in my day to day life I don’t wear really bright colors, but when I’m working in the ER I do. Why? I don’t know, but I know it makes the patients a little bit happier so that’s good enough for me.
While I’m looking perhaps I’ll find a lab coat or a suitable sweater to wear at work too. Sometimes it gets cold.