Are my endorphins surging or am I manic??

  1. Wow!! What a day I had today. Can't explain it, I just felt as high as a kite! No drugs or alcohol taken!

    I started my day in a senoir building around the block. Had to get a dilatin level on my sweet 96 yo man, who had been having seizures recently. He had such a hard time understanding the med regime 100 am 100 mid-day and 130mg at hs. Finally he explained he felt better taking it 100-100-100-30 in four seperate doses. I had to delay the labs until I was sure he got it right, called every day, make a few extra stops and notes while in the building seeing other pt's. He won't use a med box, has to use his own system. Finally got it worked out.

    Anyway, I had gotten a little rusty on phelbotmy while doing VNA only weekends, so I was nervous the last two weeks w/ new FT status. Don't know why, haven't missed anyone yet, but now I'm getting most sticks w/o butterfly again, so that was a good thing.

    Maybe b/c it was friday, maybe b/c it was my last lab draws of the week, I was feeling pretty good. Dropped off labs at the hospital, and in the elevator, is a goofy sign about smiling, how it kicks up your endorphins, make people around you feel good. I decided to smile the whole way in and out of the hospital

    By the time I got to work, I felt wired! I swear, it was like an endorphin rush. They handed me two new admits, a husband and wife to see together, and that was it for the rest of my day. I said , shoot, I can see another pt, and took one off the weekend schedule! Am I nuts?

    I am wondering, has anyone else ever felt an endorphin rush like this? Am I going manic? Am I having menopausal mood swings? Haven't felt too depressed this winter, like usual, maybe b/c I get my 10 or more minutes of real sunshine while in and out of the car, walking to buildings, etc.

    What do you think? Am I just looking a gift horse in the mouth??

    WoooooHooooo!!!!! :chuckle: :roll:
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   prmenrs
    Don't worry about it unless you start charging everything in site (Visa!), or unless you suddenly start crying all the time and don't want to get out of bed.

    If that happens, off to the psych w/you--they have some very nice drugs now to even things out, and not just Lithium. Also, go see about that menopause thing.
  4. by   aimeee
    You've been under a lot of stress lately, Hoolahan, and maybe today was just one of those days when suddenly everything seems to come together in the right way. Maybe all your biorythms were peaking at the same time and you were feeling that wonderful relief from stress when everything finally looks brighter. Glad to hear you had a really good day anyway.
  5. by   hoolahan
    OK, you guys make good points. But I do plan to smoke my charge card later today. I need two card tables for the basement, and an area rug for down there. I am allowing my 13 yo to have 12 kids over for pizza and dancing. She says they will stay in the newly cleaned out basement, of course we will be chaperoning and keeping the door open!!

    But, yes it has been two weeks back FT at VNA again, and I have to say, it feels great!! I love this kind of work. Even thought the office stress is incredible, and I am overwhelmed by the scheduling, and having to remember when everyone has a dr appt etc... When I come in after my day off, the 2 or 3 pt's I put on my schedule were not seen d/t poor staffing, so I need to squeeze them in the next 2 days. But it is still great to leave the office and write notes in my quiet house instead of that noisy office. I guess it is a release of the stress I was under at the old place. Just picked up my last check, so I am soooo DONE with them!!!
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    Glad things are going your way!
  7. by   CEN35
    well just because it's you margaret.....has to say your prolly manic!!!!!

  8. by   hoolahan
    Today I am tired, cranky, and generally feel like crap.

    I think you're right Rick!
  9. by   CATHYW
    you were just having a happy day!:d
    you were so oppressed in the environment that you were working in, and with the way it ended.

    the day you wrote was probably just a smelling the roses type of day, even if the red was in your phlebotomy tubes!:chuckle that is something else-you got a good validation of your teaching skills with the elder gentleman, and of your phelbotomy skills. we all know the lift you can get when you do something (well) that you haven't done in while!

    way to go girl! stay happy, and watch that basement full of teeners!:roll