I’ve been trying to be good, but OY, this job … it just requires too much mental energy too early in the morning. In fact, that’s our busiest time – from about 9:00 to 2:00, we’re non-stop patients. Then, from 2:00 to 5:00, we’re scrambling to complete everything we need to complete for the patients we helped that day, sending referrals to other doctors, answering voicemails, answering flags from the nurses and trying to precertify tests for patients that are scheduled for that week.
In other words, it’s non-stop activity. And though I’ve tried to hold off on my caffeine intake for later in the morning, I find myself stuttering, stumbling and just having a lot of trouble focusing on the task at hand without it.
So yeah. I’m back up to two cups of coffee per day. And I’m having more caffeine-withdrawal headaches and I’m taking way more migraine medicine that I would like, but sometimes, ya gotta do what ya gotta do to make it through the day, you know?