Friday, December 03, 2010
i don't talk about work a whole ton because a) it's not always real cheerful and b) HIPAA, dudes. today was a reasonable day at work, followed by a shitty email from a teacher (guess who skipped an IN-CLASS homework assignment?! is she trying to give me an aneurysm?), after which i came home, found some awesome mail, and then went stocking stuffer shopping. a little retail therapy helps at times. after that, literally moments after walking in the door, i got a call from my co-worker who said there was an ER case that came in that looked bad. the hospital called nicely (since we don't work on call; it's one of the weird things about being a contractor) and asked us to come back in (which is super rare), so the patient could get their MRI before being moved to a different, bigger hospital. going back into work wasn't a big deal, i live all of five minutes away. the case was shitty though. the patient is super sick. not a little "oh, we can work on this" sick but probably "good luck" sick. the whole family was there, and it was more than a little heartbreaking. it made annoying homework issues and home stuff seem downright prosaic and lovely. after that, i just wanted to come home and hang out with my people and just be here, now. it's corny, i know it, and i think saying it out loud makes is 500 x cheesier, but i have these moments at work when i realized i need to go home and appreciate everyone here for a few minutes, because right now just doesn't last as long as you want it to. i wouldn't trade my shittiest days with this family, my family, for anything. i hope the family i helped tonight are okay. i hope that things get better for them.
in the meantime i'm going to knit some ridiculous mushrooms and stay up too late.