Not so tough as I thought........I was headed for an MI last summer just before I left management, I weighed over 350 lbs. and had a BP so high that my meds couldn't even control it. Now both my weight and BP are down, as is my stress level, which even on a bad day rarely rises above a 5 on a 0-10 scale (I'd say it was a 12 before I quit!).
..I can't believe how relaxed I am being just a floor nurse again, where even if I have the shift from Hell, I don't have to deal with it after I hand over the keys to the next shift. I don't have to stay and "fluff" the families, cover the next shift for somebody who's called in at the last minute, give tours of the facility, do all of my work plus parts of everyone else's, and so on. I used to have a hard time feeling like a professional under the hourly wage system; now I couldn't care less how I earn my daily bread as long as I'm getting paid for every second I'm in the building.
OK, that was OT.....now back to our regularly scheduled thread.