Thursday, July 31, 2014
Well that's 2 days without junk food. Trying to get into the nice habits of journaling, drinking herbal tea, visiting spark people. Was also trying to take paxil everyday to help with the depression but it seems that I feel worse ( more tired and achy). I was used to only taking paxil 2-3times a week. So I will hold off a little bit. It seems that what see in my residents I also see in myself. As we get older we don't tolerate medications as well. So as a nurse I say less is more and non-pharmological remedies may be best if one can do without the medications. Medications can be life savers but with each pill comes risks as well as benefits.
So I am starting over again trying to eat healthy and get exercise.
As soon as my reports were finished today for wound rounds I came home. First, because their was a big notice about the excessive overtime, and I need to spend more time working on my health. I told my bosses at the beginning that I didn't want to work so many days in a row because of my health. But when I was pulled off the floor it seemed like they wanted me to be there a lot more. I did it for about 4 months. Starting the wound program, MDS, working the floor. I started to neglect my health and put all my energies in work. Not to mention the studying. But if I have to do 3 days for wounds, 2 days on the floor, and 2 days MDS, I think that I am going to burn out again. But it seems that every week our plan of what I am going to do changes. Don't get me wrong my bosses are wonderful I just can't do all that especially if the MDS LPN wants to throw me under the bus. Oh well. Sorry about the rant. I am just going to have to take it slow. Cheers, Keith