Sunday, September 23, 2007

Working Overtime

I've really been feeling 'off' all week since I pulled a double at work. I know, I know--I shouldn't have, but the money was too good, and my birthday is coming up so I needed it hardcore. Anyway, I slept the first day after that, and pretty much rested up the next day after that, but I don't think that was enough to counteract the effects of staying up working for close to 20 hours.

My mom says that I bring the crises down on myself---for not taking it easy. I HATE taking it easy, it's hard enough having SS without sitting out on the sidelines of life in the guise of taking it easy. Sheesh!

Okay, I know she's right, if there is one big issue I have---it's lack of self control. I can't say no when my body is telling me no. Here's what the convo with my body vs. me goes like.

Boss: Vixen, do you want to work a double?
Body: Oh hell no, you only got 6 hours of sleep last night and you are already tired. You need to go home and rest.
Me: Well, the money will make it worth it.
Body: What good is money when you are racked out in pain?
Me: Shush, I'll be fine, I'll just pop some pain meds
Body: You're a fuckin' idiot. Say no!

Me to Boss: Yes, I"ll do it.
Body: Dumbass.

So now I'm paying for it.


Mirahaley said...

Thank you so much for this wonderfully honest and informative blog. I'm a first year medical student in Texas (originally from Seattle), and this week my integrative problem solving group is discussing a pediatric sickle cell case in class. I shared excerpts from your blog with my classmates because it is so important for us to be aware of the quality of life issues at stake when we are deciding what to recommend to new parents who have just learned that their child has sickle cell disease. I cannot thank you enough for your account of how this disease has complicated the different aspects of your life: mundane, dramatic, and intimate alike. I very much look forward to your future entries. Again, thank you so much!


KM said...

Hey, sis... what do you do when you're pissed off with your doctors? How do you cope with that? Cuz "they" (yeah, the entire medical establishment from specialist down to lab tech) have really pissed me off this week. But, y'know, don't really wanna hold onto all that negative energy soooooo... what do you recommend?
(Man these people suck.)