So last week was BUSY, BUSY, BUSY! But it was the good kind of busy, so I didn't mind all that much :)
Monday I had the evening shift after my day shift and I don't know what it is lately, but the patients just don't stop coming to the hospital! There are so many, on average there are about 15 people who come to the ER just for pulmonary problems, which may not seem like a lot, but if you have to admit at least 2/3 of them usually, that's a lot of patients! And it's awful when the hospital is full and there is nowhere to put said patients. Lucky for me, everyone who came in Monday evening could go home with a prescription so I didn't have to call every hospital in the area to see if they could still admit patients...
Having an overflow of pulmonary patients also means we have a lot patients not admitted to our own nursing floor but to those of other specialties as a guest bed and this week it was my job to see all those patients. Which means if there are 8-9 of them they're all on a different floor and I needed to start up the computer again, find the nurse who cares for the patient NINE TIMES. This takes HOURS. I felt like I kept running around the hospital and didn't get anything done.
Other than that it was pretty ok to be working 5 days again. The good thing is that you stay in your rythm of getting up early and don't have to constantly check what exactly happened with your patients on the day you had off, so it takes a lot less energy to organize everything. The less good thing is I really miss having a day off to catch up on sleep, reading, eating, grocery shopping (of all things...)... Oh well, now we get a week off every 8 weeks or so, which is nice as well.
Tuesday we had one of the boyfriend's friends come over for dinner and it was really nice! We don't see much of him cause he's busy breaking through with his band (which is seriously awesome, we went to see them a couple of weeks ago and they're REALLY GOOD!) and it was nice to just hang out and talk about everything.
Yesterday we FINALLY had our way overdue Christmas Dinner with some of my friends. It's become a tradition to have dinner at our place with each of the four couples making one course. We'd been trying to plan it for months and finally succeeded. I just love spending time with them, they're all doctors as well and 2 of them work at the same hospital I do, but it's nice to see them outside of work and just eat lots of good food and catch up! We always dress up because it's Christmas dinner and it's a nice change from my usual comfy pants and hoodie I wear on the weekend :) I love having a reason to wear my pretty clothes!
Yesterday the boyfriend and I also did ALL THE CLEANING and because one of my friends was staying over, I couldn't just shove everything in the spare room because she had to sleep there. So this meant I had to actually give everything a more permanent place and it took a LOT of time. But now the house is all clean and tidy which is a good thing :)
Today I'm just going to hang out on the couch and drink tea and read and blog a bit, yay! Oh, and eat leftover New York Cheesecake, YUM!
Oh, and some exciting news: I got a letter saying I'm getting an interview for the residency I applied for a couple of weeks ago, I'm SO EXCITED! And I'm also really nervous! EEE!
Hope you all have a nice Sunday and a great week!