I have tons of free time . Only work three days a week ! Thank god.
I work in ICU. The most difficult thing is dealing with confused and aggressive patients that want to attack you when they are out of their mind.
And their families, who are experiencing the most stressful time in their life most likely, and view you as someone to distrust, or attribute things to you that are out of your control , or are extremely emotional and make it more difficult to do your job, IE demanding to talk to you and demand answers when in fact their family member is about to code and they just don't realize it . It is challenging , sometimes I am physically and emotionally drained , but overall not overwhelmingly so. I occasionally take patients home with me , some still bring tears to my eyes. Also, bring home self doubt- should I have done that or noticed something earlier?? That is the most difficult for me .