I know it’s bad for you. I know this.
Why don’t I just drink coffee? That’s a little better, right?
Coffee stimulates a lot of things in my digestive tract. I know that it happens that way with most people.
I, on the other hand, have Crohn’s Disease. This makes things a little trickier. If I drink a cup of coffee to stay awake at work, I do not have the luxury to go to the bathroom 85 times while my patient(s) are crashing.
I also don’t frequently talk in text slang to my patients, but when ya’ gotta go, ya’ gotta go.
Alright, I got a little off the subject. The past three nights that I have worked, last night being a 13.5 hour shift, I have drank water. I drink water anyway, but I always drink a Diet Coke around 2 in the morning when the sleepiness creeps up.
I did not have a Diet Coke any of these nights… and I was T-IRED.
I don’t normally drink pops on my days off, although I will occasionally at restaurants. This Diet Coke work habit is something I’ve been trying to break for awhile. I feel a sense of accomplishment…
Plus, none of my patients had to suffer while I was jammin’ out logs in the loo.
(I’m such a lady.)
Any healthy suggestions to keep awake while I’m working this dreadful night shift?