I taught the new midwifery students today - 5 hours of discussing informed consent, protocols, standards, and role playing different aspects of interviewing a client, working through eating disordered clients, and more. I was energized and had a grand time with the three of them (the fourth is at the MANA Conference in Portland). I took them to lunch and we had a 2 hour working lunch and I asked questions that encouraged them to think, feel, and imagine their future as a midwife and their present as a doula.
Once the women were gone, I began to feel. My body aches incredibly, I have a fever (first one in quite awhile), diarrhea, and my neck is getting stiff. I am now in pajamas sitting on the couch watching/listening to Legally Blonde (about the 30th time I've seen it).
The sign at the dealership advertising coffee was misspelled: Complementary Coffee. I shook my head.
I got a B12 and a B shot the other day. I think it helped a little. Gotta figure out what the deal is with my iron. I should have lab results back Mon or Tues.
It's nice not being on call, but I can feel the "need" growing. How strange I am.
Four of the people we are having financial issues with (the ONLY people we are having issues with) have the same last name, some spelled differently, but pronounced the same. Isn't that weird?
Eleven days until I turn 44.