I am surviving my cardiac surgery rotation, barely. I have to get out of bed by 3:10 a.m. in order to get to the hospital at 4:30. I get home, most nights, at 6 p.m. (or later); needless to say, I'm ready for bed by 8 p.m.! So, I am struggling a bit with my resolve to be mindful of the things I have to be thankful for. What's there to be thankful for about getting up at 3???
Well, a lot, as it turns out. For one, I am healthy enough to get up and get out of the house. For another, my friends and family (and you all know who you are, and I'm including my online friends in this one!) are being extraordinarily patient with me this month. Then, too, there's very little traffic on the road at 3:45 a.m., and none of it interferes with my drive in. Parking is easy to find, as well. Finally, (and the best thing!) - I only have to do this for two more weeks after tomorrow!
Oh, and finals are over!!! Over, over, over! I have no idea what my grade is, but I am so grateful that another semester is over. I don't get time off, per se, but I don't have to attend class after my clinical day again until the middle of January. That's a break, in itself.
Okay, I'm going to lay out my things for tomorrow, pack a lunch and hit the hay. Take care, everybody, and I'll post more later!