I managed to get through a day of work today and even did 4 1/2 hours overtime.
Work was nice. They took into consideration that I had been off sick with respiratory problems so they gave me patients in rooms near the medication room and charting station so I wouldn't have to walk so much down long hallways! I really appreciated that.
Now granted the patients I did have were a real handful! Super busy assignment, but the steps I saved walking more than made up for it.
I found that I was still somewhat short of breath and had to stop and sit down more frequently in order to catch my breath, but otherwise I did ok.
I was supposed to work on the ward tomorrow and Friday, but the manager told me that she found out yesterday that there was a 2 day Gynecology Conference at our large trauma hospital in the city, and asked if I would like to go. So instead of working on the ward tomorrow, I'm going to be sitting in a classroom for 2 days instead!
I may go into work on Friday evening for 4 hours just to pick up a few more hours for cut off period! When you work 8 shifts out of 10 in 2 weeks and miss 5 of those as unpaid sick time, that really hurts!!