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Thursday, July 26, 2012

urban warfare

Here's the thing about working in the ER #2:

1) The day after I work 2-3 days in a row, is a recovery day. It is still on my mind. I am still a little hyped up. I am dead tired. In other words, nothing much will be accomplished on this day. This is the "coming down" day.

2) The day before I have to go back to work I am starting to think about work and kind of dread it, especially if I have to work a couple of days in a row. Life is so peaceful away from work. That peace is over. This is the "calm before the storm" day.

As I approach work in the car, I feel myself ramping up, steeling myself for the day ahead which will bring who knows what? This is the "preparing for urban warfare" time.

'Cause some days it really is kind of like a war zone.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

And I thought I was the only one who felt like this...

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Thank you for all you do in that ED. As a former member of the team, I have a bit of insider knowledge and know that it is the hardest job around. With that knowing comes a great appreciation for what you do in horrific circumstances sometimes too. Many thanks to you and all members of the medical profession who strive to keep us healthy and fix us when we aren't.