Alright, so last post I was feeling better, I had another week of misery (seems to be the pattern) but now I really do think I’m out of the woods! I had a few days where all I did was literally sleep – I slept for just about 16 hours straight one day – and after that funk I’m feeling fab! My appetite is back, my food aversions aren’t nearly as strong, they increased my thyroid medication so that is helping a ton too.
I felt so much better in fact, I woke up at 7 am the other day and tackled cleaning out my fridge. That doesn’t seem like a big deal but I’ve been in a pile on the couch for the past 9 weeks so this was a huge accomplishment. I baked a cheesecake and I made an actual meal for the fam for the first time in a long time. Mongolian beef has never tasted so darn good!
Also, this dairy free ice cream, I’m not sure where I even got it from – I think WalMart – has been my GO TO! It’s so delicious, it hardly even tastes “healthy.” Please ignore our cracked fridge drawers, we are stretching out these appliances as long as we can until we can remodel!
I think I was honestly a little depressed. The weather here in Iowa has been so crappy and cold. February and March are usually hard months for me to begin with because I get a little blue in the winter but April really isn’t showing any signs of Spring yet either. I also have felt so down about how sick I’ve been, it is depressing when you can’t eat or you’re always nauseated or knock out tired.
This same time last year I was also in a bit of a funk if you recall, I’ve not been well… and I came out of that spell just fine too. This week it’s at least supposed to get to 50 degrees so maybe we are snapping out of this cold spell.
No big plans for this weekend, Carver woke up puking in the night so we had to cancel Easter plans + I work all weekend. I ALWAYS seem to work Easter weekend. I’ve worked every third weekend for as long as I’ve been a nurse and my weekend ALWAYS lands on Easter. I actually calculated it out, if I stay on this weekend rotation (which I have my last three jobs), the next Easter weekend I’ll have off is in 2025.
My travel job is going really well. Even though I’ve been so sick, I haven’t had to miss any work. I’m working to negotiate renewing my contract. My first contract was for 16 weeks and I like it here so I’d like to “renew” as we call it in the travel nurse world. During COVID you usually got a pay bump if you renewed your contract but now that travel nurse rates have dropped, sometimes nurses take a pay cut to stay in the same position. I’m not sure how that will go but I have faith that I’ll figure something out either way! I’m still picking up shifts at the “big hospital” I work at and I’ll always have that safety net to return to if needed!
That’s all I have for this post, I hope you all have a great Easter weekend, thanks for following along and checking in on me!
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