I am still sick, though not as sick as I was. It began on Saturday the 20th, and by Tuesday the 24th I was seeing a fever that was as high as 102F and a resting heart rate in the 120s. I missed a week of work. The fever finally broke on Friday, but I have this lingering cough that I just can’t shake. Even now, I am sleeping in a chair at night because it’s just too taxing to breathe while lying down. I don’t know what this is, but it is kicking my ass. I’ve lost 15 pounds in the past ten days.
On top of that, there is a nurse where I work that for years has been such a pain in the hindquarters that everyone avoids her. Whenever anyone mentions her name, whoever is in earshot rolls their eyes. She routinely makes other nurses cry. I don’t know why admin puts up with her.
Well, guess who has to work with her for the next two months? Yesterday was our second day working together, and I snapped. I asked to be assigned with someone else, but the scheduler claims that’s all I have to work with. I am asking for a meeting with the department manager. That’s all of the details I can give on here, but let’s just say that the last week or so hasn’t been great.