This entry will be short, because just as the title says, I am stressed and tired. Exhausted is more like it. I'm completely worn out, and no end in sight. Sigh.
I have a test in two weeks, I'm trying to launch the study my thesis will be based on, I am reviewing all the stuff I learned last year for a pending exam and I'm still in clinical in the operating room five days a week, with all the attendant study and paperwork. Then, there's the farm - but I'm not much of a participant on the farm at the moment.
Still, I knew this wouldn't be easy - I'd heard the stories. Marriages break up due to lack of time and money, people drift away from their family and friends and then never seem to find their way back. Some people are so tired during anesthesia school that they go get worked up for cancer, believing that the extreme fatique has to come from a physical source. So far, nobody has been positive for cancer - but everyone has been positive for stress and overwork. It's the way it goes.
I have an advantage, though, in that I have a very supportive family network, between Ron, the boys, Dan & Melissa and even Ashley, and my wonderful sisters and mother who call me now and again to reassure me that it will, in fact, end and that it will all be worth it in the end. And I can do this - I have to do this. I will do this. Oh, great - I'm becoming The Little Engine that Could!
Good night, everyone - I'm going to bed!