Today is over, and that is a very, very good thing. After last week, I kinda needed something to go right. Last week saw me wind up in the ER with a massive kidney infection, two separate couples on the verge of breaking up (one is making positive progress now; the other is still struggling), spent two days cramming my head full of information to be used today, and, of course, the holiday, among other stuff.
So by Saturday night, I wound up in a puddle on the floor, bawling and saying I couldn't keep going on. There's only so much emotion one person can bottle up before it hits like a Mack truck.
Part of my stress was work today. I've been on the job for two months… and today and tomorrow I am running a satellite office for the office administrator who is taking a long weekend trip to visit some family.
No pressure or anything.
Last Tuesday was my first day out there. I spent the morning going over bunches and bunches of data entry and making sure I knew what Ts to cross and Is to dot (and getting permissions changed via the IT department so I could cross said Ts and dot said Is in the first place). In the afternoon, the doctor showed up and saw patients in the clinic. It was hectic.
On Thursday I went out again and learned even more. I left feeling like I knew just enough to be dangerous but not enough to function.
Today I was in the hot seat.
Thankfully it was a quiet day in the clinic. The schedule wasn't jam-packed on either side (there are two sides/departments to this clinic, and they're both very, very different), and I was able to keep mostly caught up.
Tomorrow I'm back out there again. I'll have a very busy afternoon, but the morning should be quiet. I'm going to see if I can get as much done as I can. I'm just glad I didn't screw everything up!