I just worked two back to back eighteen hour days. In between I got five hours sleep.
I got another five hours sleep and
went to a meeting on another project this morning. I am so tired I
could go to bed for the weekend. Now, here's the point of all
There are medical interns who work 36 and 48 hours straight. No sleep except for catnaps here and there if they're lucky.
In my case no lives were endangered
because I was getting punchy from inventing new foods for your family
pets. But tired doctors begin to suffer from a disease called
They get so tired they just don't
give a F**K. And what they don't give a F**K about is your life,
basically. Not that they wouldn't care under ordinary
circumstances, say with some sleep, but when hallucinations are
beginning to close in, bad things can happen to sick people.
Which brings me to something you need to mark on your calendar: DO NOT BE HOSPITALIZED FOR ANY REASON ON JULY 1st.
That's the day when last year's
interns, who have learned enough to finally be useful, turn everything
over to this year's interns who don't know a fever from a hot flash.
In fact, while you're at it, avoid
going to the hospital for the whole month of July. Let the
interns break in their stethoscopes before you call the ambulance.
And don't say i didn't give you fair warning.