Sorry about that.
When opportunity knocks, one should capitalize. So when given the opportunity to make an obscene amount of money by working my fanny off, well, count me in.
Four doubles. Four days. Given my rules (no walks on 16 1/2 hour shift days), there is nothing to report.
Thoughts. How to survive a double as a nurse?
First off, consider the time spent as time amongst friends.
Secondly, pace yourself. You have all day to get that charting done.
Thirdly, get most of the "busy" work done early (which goes against the second rule).
Fourthly, remember rule number one.
Fifthly, when the day is done, don't fret about getting to sleep right away. Unwind. Yes, I know it is only a few hours before the next shift, but time to relax is needed. I stayed up until one am watching a JFK special. Another night I staye up reading John Muir. I needed to do that, despite the four hours of sleep it led to. You can sleep when the stint is done. Which is what I will do now...