I have never been so ready for a break in all my life!
It has been manic on our ward for the last few weeks, I've probably done 9+ extra hours in the last 10 days.I've got to Thursday and I've woken up exhausted (even though thanks to my friend amitryptriline) I slept. every muscle in my body is aching and stiff, my hands, though to the onlooker probably look ok, are swollen, stiff and sore, I've gone from a comfortable small glove at work to a getting tight medium! I feel like I've been run over by a bus! I had a steroid jab 3 weeks ago but it has worn off already and my thumb bases have swelled and are sore, but splints get in my way at work. My husband told me to ring in sick, but we are so short staffed this week due to the vomiting bug that attacks every year, we are all in the same boat! knackered! Relief is in sight though, on Saturday I've got 2 weeks off and I'm off to mum and dads on my own for a week, then I have another week off after that, thank goodness I had hours to take before the end of the financial year! I've agreed to a couple of baby shifts to help out during the second week but my batteries will be recharged by then.Hey Ho, whinge over....onwards and upwards