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Grown up stuff (Part 1)
Lately there’s so much to take in with so little time to mind them all. Like I’ve been telling my close friends, I’m getting mentally exhausted with a few things an adult ought to take responsibly with: employment, health and family.
PART I: Employment and Health
I know I have been adjusting well on my hospital duty. My fifth week as an orientee went well (thanks to all the senior staff nurses I’ve been with). So far, the tendencies to feel exhausted (considering how mental and physical it is) and down (because it’s a service free of charge for now) aren’t getting in on me. I try to keep myself focused as I follow my friend’s advise: take one day at a time.
I can’t deny that it’s been stressful, being out of the nursing field for more than a year. There’s a whole lot of physical adjustment, memory recalling, and instinct sharpening to do and I see that I’m learning a lot as well. Every day is way different than the others and I am joyful to know I am already able to leave yesterday with its own as I treat today better.
The challenge goes on everyday, every week, and certainly, my cough and colds made this week a lot more challenging. There were times that I enter the patient’s room and my throat will start to itch so I hold my cough. Worse, I just ran out of the room and cough out loud. Thank God they trust the mask I wore, which I keep on all the time.
It’s hard to deal with your own sickness when you’re trying to promote other’s health. I thought it was just allergic rhinitis but it turned out to be an upper respiratory tract infection. Thanks to Dr. Soliven, our ROD earlier who I define as “the gentle giant,” that I got a prescription of an antibacterial.
What’s more depressing is that I actually lost 5kgs of weight in a matter of four weeks. Though I think I’ve been eating a lot lately, it shows it’s not enough for me. So now I am increasing my carbohydrate intake and fervently praying to regain weight.
So whoever reads this and has time to include me and my health in prayers, I TRULY APPRECIATE YOU. I believe that the more people ask for same thing, the stronger it reaches God. But I know that intensity won’t matter. It’s the faith that truly counts. So let’s share the same faith.
Great day! Be blessed.