Friday, February 22, 2008

The 2 weeks from hell

Man! Shitty assignments all around. Really sucks at work right now. My ass is dragging trails in the snow.

Plus the two teeth I did my root canals on last December have been hurting like a son-of-a-mother. I've been popping Motrin like crazy. I can't get an appointment at the dentist sooner than next month (perfectly coinciding with what I anticipate to be my moving time to my new job. Super!)

The last time this happened, I had a colossal infection in my gums and needed 3 weeks worth of antibiotics to clear up. I am really not looking forward to a repeat episode...

Not that it makes any sense - I thought when you did a root canal, the root is desensitized - permanently. How the hell can it possibly hurt there, I'll never know.

All I know is that even a sip of "below room temperature" water sends shooting streams of agony throughout the jaw and the right side of my face ... and this being winter, I can't even let cold air hit that side of my face. I've been warming everything up and tilting my face to the left and drinking/eating in small morsels at a time.

Bah! I can't eat. I can't drink. Hell, even breathing cold air through my mouth hurts.
Tooth aches and ear aches suck! Suck! Suck! :-(

I'm beat. I'm back tonight for another 12 then I'm conking out. I'm gonna turn my phone off this weekend and go on a real bender. I hurt and ache in places I didn't know existed.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Woo Hoo! Go me!

I got that ER job I was looking for.

It's in a different state, so I need to transfer my license. And while that's going on, I'm still going to continue working (hey! I need the money!)

It means I have to re-locate (again!).

But it also means I won't be working my soul-killing, strength sapping job anymore!

My charge nurse was absolutely devastated when she found out I'd found a new job. Guess the old saying "you don't know what you've lost till it's gone" is true after all! Now if only they'd appreciated my work all along, this might never have come to pass. Oh well!

I feel a twinge of guilt for leaving some of my work buddies behind. I'll miss them.
I'm a little nervous about moving - will I make it? Will I be able to hack it?

Truth be told, I'm sorta looking forward to it. It's been kinda lonely here in the boonies.