Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The countdown continues

Coming to the end of night 5 of 7. It's been pretty quiet. Attempted to sleep for an hour on some plastic sheets I laid out on the floor, but it didn't work. Next time I do nights (December), I'm going to aim to sleep all day and stay fresh during the nights, with/without the use of sleeping pills as needed.

When I was working in Australia a mate came up with a good way to try and stay positive during a week of nights - instead of just counting the nights as 1 to 7, count up from night 1 to 4 and then back down to 1. It seems trivial but it really does help to see the (day)light at the end of the tunnel.


Julie said...

When I did nights (as a nurse) I found that 7 was the same length which ever way you looked at them. I had no real problem sleeping, but what I hated was that all you ever did was work, sleep and eat (in that order if I remember). To answer the question you asked over on my blog, yes I think some doctors do go into health management. There are some graduate programmes etc. But don't forget that the grass isn't necessarily greener on the management side. Thanks for the complements and I like the look of your blog too.

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I think the training that people in the med fields go through is so torturous. Why does this need to be?