I have been working on my house & moving furniture. As a result, I really messed up my lower back. I have called out on 3 shifts...which I hate doing, but the first two shifts....I could barely walk from my bed to the bathroom. And I feel better tonight (a week later), but I have hardly been out of bed...so wasn't sure I would be able to handle 12 hours of moving around. I'll go in tomorrow. I have pain medicine and muscle relaxers which are helping tremendously. I am convinced now that I have got to lose some weight & also find some exercises that strengthen my back. I'm also convinced this is a result of being a nurse & not having tech help. I'm physically exhausted after working. Hopefully I'll be ok tomorrow night. I have like 10 days off until my next shift.
On a somewhat brighter note, my old hospital called on Friday. I swear it feels like dating...lol. I didn't answer, but she left a message saying she wanted to give me the latest status update. I'm not sure if that is good or bad. I'll call tomorrow. I wanted to be sure I could actually move around like a normal person just in case they wanted me to come in for another interview. And as of Friday, I wasn't convinced I'd be feeling better. I really do want to come back to this hospital. I'll be taking a pay cut, but the work won't be so physically demanding either, since they do have techs. And I'll only be 5 miles away from work as opposed to 25 miles. Keep your fingers crossed!
Speaking of losing weight, I started Weight Watchers on April 1st. I've lost 11 lbs. I have yet to exercise - didn't want to shock my body as I changed my eating habits. As soon as my back allows, I will be walking & doing some cardio work-outs. I have a lot to lose, but right now my short-term goal is 30 lbs by June 1st. I'll re-evaluate once I reach that goal. :)