Anyone that knows me well enough knows that Wednesday is my least favorite day of the week. Why? Well, you are stuck in the middle. You have two days behind you, but you still have two days in front of you. Well, this Wednesday was a tough one. I started off the day by having a dr.’s appointment at 0750. Remember that rash I was telling you all about? Well, after trying cortisone cream during the day and an antihistamine at night, heck I even tried Pepcid, I had no success in getting rid of my rash. In fact, it got angrier. I walk into the office and the nurse takes me to a room and asks what is wrong and I explain and show her my stomach. She asks me to undress from the waist up and put on a gown. I do. The doctor comes in and asks to see and she says “wow! That looks like it itches!” Uh…yeah. The scratch marks must have given me away. Lol. It was worse on my breasts which is why I was so concerned. She put me on a prednisone burst and diflucan daily just incase there is a fungus among us. I highly doubt that though, because you can actually see the streaking where my fingers put the lotion. I highly doubt it’s fungal but better safe than sorry. She told me that I needed to call my plastic surgeon to update him on the situation just incase her treatment doesn’t help then I will need to follow up with him. Ok fine.
Then I headed to work. And it was a typical Wednesday at work. CRAZY. Super busy, the kind where you are running full throttle just to get the basics done. I did get a minute to call and talk to Dr. Greaney’s nurse. She said she would update my file and let him know. She hadn’t realized that I had gone back to work and asked how my pain was. I told her the truth….that my back hurt, my side boobs are achy, and I am starting to get nerve pain which feels like quick little jolts of electricity when nerves are growing back on the sides of my breasts and under my armpits. She said she would call something in and usually people need some thing for pain at night for a little bit when you work a job like I do. Lisa is awesome. She is always one step ahead and you never feel like you are being judged.
So work got very busy after lunches passed and I ended up working a little later than I was supposed to because evenings needed the help. I never mind doing that because we are a team and if I was the evening shift person I would be happy to have that little extra help to provide safer and more efficient care.
So, how was my Wednesday? Exhausting, my back hurts as well as my brain. But you know what? After one dose of my prednisone and diflucan, my rash is already better and today made me feel like a productive person again. It’s nice to feel useful. It’s also really nice to be able to comfort those patients that come through the unit that have had the same procedure that I did. It’s nice to feel like you are really helping someone and you are making a difference in someone’s life. That is one thing I have learned about myself. I need to have a job that makes me feel satisfied and fulfilled. Yeah, we all need money, I get that, but I need to feel like I am making a difference. Hopefully one day I will be able to do some medical mission work. I just need to figure out how to get involved.
Hope everyone has a happy Thursday. Thanks God for taking care of me.