i've not been able to run this week due to a nasty blister on my left heel.
it's finally healed.
well, sort of.
enough to try running again today on my day off from the ED.
life on the ED rotation is sort of interesting. it's a little lonely, as i work when most of my other friends are sleeping. but it's also pretty neat. i get to see people who are really freaked out, whether for valid reasons or their own imagination, and help them in a very real way. whether it's getting a kid with an asthma exacerbation a neb and a wopping dose or steroids or sewing up a laceration on a little boy's knee. i always tell them how brave they are, even if they weren't really, because that's as much of a band-aid as anything else i can offer.
the families whom i've met so far in my short 2 weeks on this rotation have run the gamut from those reeking of cigarette smoke and neglected dental hygiene to the most well-educated with glowingly polished veneers. i have to say that i learn something from each and every encounter.
even if it's just that i should really floss more.
here's to healed blisters (and other body parts) and to a glorious, sunny day off.