When I started working here at the hospital, I got sick just about every six weeks for about eight months. I haven’t been really sick since then (the last time was last April, 2006). I think it was my body getting used to the “working nights” thing. Also, in June I started working a more solid schedule. What does this mean? Now I work three or four nights in a row, then three or four nights in a row off. My first eight months here, I would work one night on, then two off, two on and three off, then two on, one off, one on, etc…there was no continuity. I think that messed with my body, and lowered my immune system.
Why do I bring this up now? I think I am coming down with something. I am sitting here at work with chills, general malaise (that achy feeling all over), a nagging cough every now and then, and a tickle in my throat. This all spells “sick” to me. It makes me wonder if I will be coming to work tomorrow. Not particularly good timing, since I had a job interview on Monday. I don’t think I’ll take the job if they offer it, but I’m still up in the air. My current job stinks at times, but not bad enough to where I MUST get out. In other words, I don’t think it would be any better at another hospital. I don’t know, it might. I guess if the new place offers to pay me more than my current job, I would consider it, but if they offer me the same (or less) money as what I am making now, it wouldn’t be worth the hassle to switch. I’d have to learn all over again about their systems, policies and procedures, staff, etc.
Ah well. We will just have to see what happens. I hear an IV pump beeping. Need to go tell that lady to unbend her arm. Stinking antecubitals.