This week I got a bit of energy back, thanks to my doctor. When the results of my glucose tolerance test came in at the end of week 27, she discovered that I was slightly anemic. This is a pretty typical thing during pregnancy, so she put me on iron supplements and called it good. It was one of those things where I didn’t realize just how run down I’d been feeling until it got better, which was this week.
I also discovered that starting work as a PT is a bit too much for me right now. Part of it was the specific setting I was in – I was the only therapist in the building, which is a more than a little intimidating for a new graduate, and I was expected to deliver 7+ hours of therapy a day (not including time to track down the patients, do paperwork, etc), which makes for some very busy days. I hung in there for a week and did what I could, but it was clear by Wednesday afternoon that I was just not up to it at this point, even if it was only 3 days a week. So at the end of the week I called the staffing company and asked them to find a replacement for me.
I’m a little disappointed, since it would have been nice to knock a big chunk of change off of the student loans before the baby shows up, but this really was the right choice for me right now. In addition to the physical stress of being on my feet and running around for 8+ hours, the mental stress of being in a position I just didn’t feel qualified for was also getting to me. And neither of those are things I need right now.
Tuesday: 30 minutes aquajogging