This past weekend of Friday and Sunday call has gone better than usual -- thanks to three simple things that I should have been doing all along:
- shoes -- For the past two call shifts I've worn these $5 sneakers I picked up on Boxing Day. It makes such a difference to wear comfy socks and shoes that feel like bedroom slippers!
- cookies -- I so look forward to getting a break during the night to eat a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie :)
- pager on vibrate -- I don't know why it took me until now to switch my pager to vibrate. It is so much nicer to wake up to a buzzing (yes, it still makes an audible sound so I haven't slept through it...yet) rather than heart-stopping smoke detector beeping.
...So gradually my call shifts have become more comfortable, but I'm sure that by the time I finally figure out how to optimize my call shifts and post-call days, I'll be done with in-house call altogether!