Monday, November 1, 2010

On Staying Healthy...

...or not, as is the case with me.

So far in the last eight weeks, I've had two bladder infections, an infected tooth pulled and a head cold.

Go me.

So, where did I go wrong?

I have a bad, bad habit of ignoring my bladder. It tells me to go to the bathroom and I ignore it until, by the time I get there, it takes me a little bit to get going, as it were. That, in addition to not drinking enough water during the day has sent me to the doctor twice.

Stupid, I know. I have a hard time telling my residents and coworkers "no". Since I don't want to give the Doctor any more of my time and hard earned cash, I'll be hitting the head every two hours whether I think I have to go or not. I don't like water, but I'll be drinking at least three glasses on my shift.

The tooth is more about not having dental insurance until recently. Now I'm burning through my coverage before the year is out. No more visits until January.

The head cold? Probably being sick for six weeks made me more susceptible to the "Staff infection" going around work. We've even managed to share with some of the residents. I'm sure they'll be giving it back to us, mutated of course, so we can all enjoy it the second time around.

So, what do you think is the result of three rounds of antibiotics?

Yup, yeast infection.

Do as I say, not as I do.

Take care of yourself so you can take care of your residents. You're no good to them sick. Especially if you've got something they can catch.

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