So as you know, we had the hurricane. That two weeks basically came to a stand still, but also had bits and pieces of emergency issues, phone lines being down, and people generally getting back to normal. I must say, everyone was very stressed!
Meanwhile, I had started this new job in May as a pediatric oncology social worker. Well, it's really two jobs as I cover several inpt. floors and but also a whole outpt. clinic. Generally, I never feel like I'm in the right place at the right time! But after my boss moving to extend my probationary period, which really there is just too much to be done at this job, I worked overtime, caught up on a bunch of paperwork, and was doing well. I was due for a day off the day the hurricane hit :(.
So anyways, found out yesterday that they are taking me out of the oncology clinic, and putting me on an adult ICU floor as they think my skills would be better used there. Frankly, I'm a bit mystified why the doctor in my clinic and I didn't get along, but I'm also relieved because I think this arrangement might be much better, less stressful, etc.
Anyways, so I've been having an asthma attack for two weeks. Well yesterday I finally called and got 10 days of antibiotics. I also tapered down to 20 mg pred. Well...I've been wheezy since about 2:00 yesterday. I was hoping it was a fluke and used my neb. several times throughout the day/evening. Well, come to find out...I definitely have bronchitis and a sinus infection. I am miserable. My peak flow is down. Except, I'm not sure what to do about work today. I need to transition my clients to the new social worker, and there is a big patient case that I have all of the parts to work on.
I don't know. What would you do? I was thinking maybe I could go in for the morning, just to do the two most important things. But really I think I need to rest today, nurse my cold, and take lots of neb. treatments, so that tomorrow can be better.
Also, I think I might need to call my doctor to see if he wants me to go up one dose on my pred. taper, as I'm still having breathing issues. And I look at the weather outside, and it's all fallen dead leaves, and this awful misty gray. Perfect mold weather!